Mr. Elder and his campaign team were walking through a Venice neighborhood to tour a homeless encampment when the woman, who was sitting on a bike, hurled an egg at the back of the Republican candidate, missing him and others in his group, as shown on video posted by Spectrum News One.
Kevin Yang, a Venice local who watched the kerfuffle, told California Globe that “the gorilla lady hit the one guy, and more eggs were thrown. Then this white SUV just drove away, which I later found out that Elder had been in.”
Breaking: A flying egg narrowly missed the back of recall candidate @larryelder‘s head after it was thrown by an activist wearing a gorilla mask in Venice. A scuffle broke out and the candidate was escorted into an SUV.— Kate Cagle (@KateCagle) September 8, 2021
Here’s the raw (pun intended)
“People are angry. People are furious. People are mentally ill. This problem needs to be fixed, and Gavin Newsom has made it worse,” he said on ABC7.
Polls show support for the Newsom recall fading among California voters. A Suffolk University survey of 500 registered voters released Wednesday found that 58% opposed the recall, while 41% supported it.
If elected, Mr. Elder would be the first Black governor of California.
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