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Silicon Valley Joins Push to Recall Newsom as New Candidates Eye Gubernatorial Bids

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Silicon Valley Joins Push to Recall Newsom as New Candidates Eye Gubernatorial Bids

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A group of technology investors and executives has joined the push to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, as one investor announced a gubernatorial bid. Chamath Palihapitiya, the CEO of Social Capitol and a former Facebook executive, said in a tweet this week that he is running for governor as he used a hashtag for the campaign to remove Newsom. “It’s on,” he wrote. “California is a mess—it’s too expensive, our teachers are underpaid, and our schools aren’t good enough,” his campaign website says. The site says the longtime Democratic donor would cut taxes to zero percent, give teachers a minimum salary of $70,000, and will dole out $2,000 for every new child born in the state. As the campaign to recall Newsom gathers more and more signatures, it has attracted more and more supporters—including previous supporters of the governor. David Sacks, founder of the Craft Ventures fund, donated $60,000 to …

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