Around this time last year, Kevin Paffrath focused on his YouTube channel, where his more than 500,000 fans can see daily comments on housing, stocks and stimulus plans. In the last 12 months, it earned you almost US $ 10 million.
Now, the 29-year-old former real estate agent is following Governor Gavin Newsom in his hometown. This is the best way he can think of to draw attention to his unlikely efforts to replace Newsom in the upcoming September election.
Paffrath is a registered Democrat claiming to be a centrist and voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Although he was highly critical of Newsom and said he was a “failed leader,” Pafrat was also concerned that the Democratic Party would not had a contingency plan.
If more than half of California voters support the elimination on their ballots, the next governor will be the one with the most votes among the 46 successor candidates, making it easier for outsiders to win. Pafrat was listed as one of nine Democratic Party candidates, but party leaders urged a “no” vote on the recall and said voters should skip the second question, that is, if the recall is successful, who should occupy the position of governor.
“It was mind-blowing to us that they didn’t put at least somebody in, so that way, worst case, they had a hail mary,” Paffrath said in an interview on Friday over a coffee, after attending a Newsom press event in San Francisco.
In an early August poll by Survey USA, Paffrath had the most votes in the field of replacements, with 27%. The next six candidates are all Republicans, including conservative talk show host Larry Elder and reality TV star and former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner.
“We think in the last two weeks of this campaign if the recall looks more and more likely, the Democratic party will be forced to pick a Hail Mary back-up candidate,” Paffrath said. “Given that we’re No. 1 in the polls, we hope that’s us.”