Ex-Trump Official Launches Group Looking to Flip California Red

When it comes to potential Republican challengers for Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall, Ric Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence under then-President Donald Trump, is a name that gets mentioned frequently.

Whether or not he runs is still up in the air, although he’s reportedly been laying the groundwork. However, talking to Fox News this week, Grenell detailed a more ambitious goal: He wants to “Fix California.”

That’s at least the name of his new group, which he’s launching to bring “permanent” change to the Golden State after the Democratic Party there has lurched to the left.