Political animal: California governor hopeful greets voters with 1,000lb bear
The bear didn’t endorse John Cox, who lost the last governor’s race by 24 points, unless not eating him counts as support
The businessman John Cox lost California’s last governor’s race to Gavin Newsom by 24 points. Now he’s back, and this time, he’s got a bear.
As Newsom faces a recall election, the Republican has launched a new campaign against him, attempting to portray the well-groomed governor as a “beauty” and himself as a “beast”. To drive home this message, he has employed some nonhuman staff, including an enormous bear – an apparent homage to the California flag.