As California recalls the election Ballots are starting to arrive in voters’ mailboxes, with three candidates vying to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom met in Sacramento on Tuesday night to debate.
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox and State Assembly Member Kevin Kiley debated Tuesday night at the historic Guild Theater in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. The event, hosted by the Sacramento Press Club, was recorded by CapRadio and can be streamed now (click “play” above).
Moderators Vicki Gonzalez from CapRadio and Lara Korte and Sophia Bollag from The Sacramento Bee asked questions focusing on four different issues: pandemic response, wildfires, housing and homelessness, and the economy.
Republican candidate Larry Elder declined the Press Club’s invitation to participate. Republican candidate Caitlyn Jenner did not respond. And Governor Newsom also declined to participate.
Former congressman Doug Ose agreed to join the debate, but suffered a heart attack on Sunday and has since ended his campaign for governor.
Each candidate was entitled to a one-minute opening and closing statement, plus 60 seconds to answer questions from the moderator. If a candidate was directly mentioned or criticized in the response of another candidate, the latter would possibly have 30 seconds to respond at the discretion of the moderator.
Learn more about the California recall election here.