California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom Wins Re-Election

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a bill signing ceremony at Nido's Backyard Mexican Restaurant on February 09, 2022 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signedlegislation to extend COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for workers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • California is currently experiencing the highest gas prices in the country, spiking to over $6 in October.
  • The re-elected governor signed various legislation into law in the months leading up to the election that dealt with expanding abortion access, allowing illegal migrants to obtain a state ID, and banning the sale of gas powered vehicles beginning in 2035.
  • Newsom gained national attention throughout his re-election race after turning California into a “sanctuary state” for abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June.

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