Recall was a ‘distraction’ from liberal priorities, advocates say. Now they want Newsom’s help

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The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom crushed the effort to oust him from office, he said it was time to “get back to work.” California’s left-leaning advocacy organizations are ready with a list of ideas. They want Newsom to refocus on health care, police accountability and climate change. They waited to press the governor harder until the election was over, and now they say it’s time to regroup. Their organizations helped deliver him a victory, after all. Amar Shergill, chair of the California Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus, said the recall for too long was an excuse to d…

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