Democrats, progressives fight California governor recall

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Prominent progressives including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are backing a fight against the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom, in a sign that supporters are stepping up efforts to keep the embattled Democrat in office. Newsom and his backers opened a campaign committee on Monday and began raising funds to oppose the recall, which was started by a small right-wing group but has become a cause celebre among Republicans nationwide and in the heavily Democratic state. “I won’t be distracted by this partisan, Republican r…

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