California governor’s debate between Newsom and Dahle

Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Senator Brian Dahle faced each other in the first and only California gubernatorial debate on Sunday. Dahle said Newsom spent most of his tenure throwing money at the state’s big problems, like the homeless crisis, with no results. Newsom has criticized Dahle for being part of the Republican Party and for not providing details on his proposal to suspend state gas taxes and declare a state of emergency for the homeless and fentanyl. Here are some of the specific claims made during the debate and whether they are true or false. Newsom to Dahle: “Big Oil is supporting your campaign, the hundreds of thousands of dollars you received from Big Oil, the major oil companies operating in the state. Dahle received a $20,000 campaign contribution from Legacy Petroleum LLC on Oct. 13, according to state data. Newsom on Dahle: “He contributed $20,000 to defeat Proposition 1” – TRUEState campaign financials show Dahle’s ballot initiative committee, titled DAHLE FOR CALIFORNIA, A CONTROLLED BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE FOR GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, steered $20,000 Dollar to the California Together, No on Proposition 1 campaign at Abortion and Birth Control Rights in the State of Dahle repeatedly said Sunday he had not made the contribution In the state’s financial report, he told reporters, “I’m not aware of that, I need to check because I’m not aware of this.” Later Sunday, Dahle said on Twitter, “Our campaign received voter opinion polls that were shared with an advisor associated with the Proposition 1 campaign. Therefore, it was reported as a benefit in kind. The Dahle For Governor Committee did not contribute financially to any voting measure.” Dahle on Proposition 1: The law today is six months, you can have an abortion up to six months, the governor proposed Proposition 1 to expand abortion Birth – mostly FALSE Proposition 1 drafters said the amendment would not change current state law regarding fetal viability State Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins formally proposed the measure to Newsom on gas prices: We have one 65 cent price seen reduction since peak in recent weeks because we ordered the winter mix through the Air Resources Board – somewhat TRUE The Governor sent this request to the state’s Air Resources Board on Sept. 30. Gas prices peaked in the The national average at the time peaked at $6.42 a gallon Sunday the national average was about $5.76. Winter mix is ​​cheaper to produce, but whether or not Newsom’s policy is to blame for the overall price drop remains to be determined.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Senator Brian Dahle faced each other in the first and only California gubernatorial debate on Sunday.

Dahle said Newsom spent most of his tenure throwing money at the state’s big problems, like the homeless crisis, with no results.

Newsom has criticized Dahle for being part of the Republican Party and for not providing details on his proposal to suspend state gas taxes and declare a state of emergency for the homeless and fentanyl.

Here are some of the specific claims made during the debate and whether they are true or false.

Newsom to Dahle: “Big Oil supports your campaign, the hundreds of thousands of dollars you received from Big Oil…” – FALSE

According to federal campaign funding data, Dahle’s gubernatorial campaign received hundreds of thousands of dollars from none of the major oil companies operating in the state. Dahle received a $20,000 campaign donation from Legacy Petroleum LLC on Oct. 13, according to state data.

Newsom on Dahle: “He contributed $20,000 to thwart Proposition 1” – TRUE

State campaign financial data shows that Dahle’s ballot initiative committee, titled DAHLE FOR CALIFORNIA, A CONTROLLED ELECTION ACTION COMMITTEE FOR GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, contributed $20,000 to the California Together, No on Proposition 1 campaign.

Proposal 1 is the ballot initiative, which urges voters to amend the state constitution to guarantee abortion and birth control rights in the state.

Dahle said repeatedly on Sunday that he had not made the contribution. Upon learning of the state campaign’s financial report, he told reporters, “I’m not aware of that, I need to check because I’m not aware.”

Later Sunday, Dahle said on Twitter, “Our campaign has received voter sentiment polls that have been shared with an advisor associated with the Proposition 1 campaign. Therefore, it was reported as a contribution in kind. The Dahle for Governor Committee made no monetary contribution to any election activity.”

Dahle on Proposition 1: The law today is six months, you can have an abortion up to six months, the governor proposed Proposition 1 to extend abortion one minute before birth – mostly FALSE

The drafters of Proposition 1 have said that the amendment would not change current state law regarding fetal viability. State Senator Pro Tempore Toni Atkins formally proposed the measure.

Newsom on gas prices: We’ve seen a 65 cent reduction since the peak in recent weeks because we ordered the winter mix through the Air Resources Board – somewhat TRUE

The governor sent this request to the State Air Resources Agency on September 30. Gasoline prices peaked nationwide around this time, averaging $6.42 per gallon.

On Sunday, the nationwide average was about $5.76. Winter mixes are cheaper to produce, but whether or not Newsom’s policy is to blame for the overall price drop remains to be determined.

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