Analysis | The Trailer: California Republicans lose the bear – and some momentum for the Gavin Newsom recall election California's recall campaign begins, a Black Lives Matter proposal resonates in a special House race, and Virginia Republicans get ready to pick their nominees. Harris, Pelosi backing Newsom amid recall effortTop Democrats from California are showing support for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) amid a GOP-led recall effort targeting him as the California Democratic Party holds its annual convention. Republican campaigns for California governor with 1000-pound bearCalifornia Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox brought a special guest with him on the campaign trial in Sacramento on Tuesday: a 1,000-pound bear. 2 GOP California governor candidates try to impress votersTwo Republicans trying to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election are trying to impress voters GOP candidate in Newsom recall race campaigns with giant grizzly bear‘Somebody help that bear’ Political animal: California governor hopeful greets voters with 1,000lb bearThe animal didn’t endorse John Cox, who lost the last governor’s race by 24 points, unless not eating him counts as support Caitlyn Jenner announces a run for governor of CaliforniaIn a statement, the Republican Jenner called herself "a proven winner" and the only candidate "who can put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor." Transgender icon Republican Caitlyn Jenner to run for governor of CaliforniaRepublican Caitlyn Jenner said on Friday she will run for governor of California, injecting a jolt of celebrity into an emerging campaign that threatens to oust Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom from office.