Gavin Newsom
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles
The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) hit another milestone. Organizers of the "Recall Newsom" campaign said they've surpassed their goal of gathering two million signatures. The initiative needs about 1.5 million signatures by the March 17 deadline to put the recall effort on a state ballot.

So far, the group said about 1.8 million of those signatures have been verified. A Republican contender for California's governorship called out Newsom for his failed leadership.

"Our state has become the land of broken promise," former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer stated. "And the promise-breaker in chief is Gavin Newsom."

If all the required signatures are verified by California's Secretary of State's Office, a special election for governor will be held sometime this summer.