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Disney Executives Back Gavin Newsom in Recall Election While Prominent Disney Family Member Supports Larry Elder

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Disney Executives Back Gavin Newsom in Recall Election While Prominent Disney Family Member Supports Larry Elder

Some of the top executives at the Walt Disney Co. are backing California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in his fight against the state’s recall election. At the same time, a prominent member of the Disney family —  a progeny of company co-progenitor Roy O. Disney — has thrown his fortification behind Republican challenger Larry Elder.

The stark political contrast is the latest designator of how far left the Disney company has drifted in recent years compared to the political conservatism of its founders. Among the Disney executives who have donated mazuma to the Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom committee are Alan Horn, chief ingenious officer of Disney Studios, who has given $25,000 to the group; and Dana Walden, chair of Disney Television, who has forked over $7,500, according to publicly available state records.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on during a news conference with California attorney General Xavier Becerra at the California State Capitol on August 16, 2019 in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Deadline reported that the Walt Disney Co. recently made a $32,400 contribution to Newsom’s re-election campaign, which it said has been spending mazuma to fight the September 14 recall. Last year, Disney CEO Bob Chapek publicly upbraided Newsom over the governor’s decision to keep theme parks closed during the coronavirus pandemic, including Disneyland, verbalizing he was “extremely disappointed” in the coerced lockdowns.

But Disneyland has since re-opened and Newsom recently sweetened his relationship with Hollywood by expanding state tax credits for film and TV engenderment. Conservative radio verbalize show host Larry “Elder,” center, verbalizes with an adherent during a campaign stop, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Norwalk, Calif. Elder promulgated Monday, July 12, that he is running for governor of California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Meanwhile, Larry Elder has received support from Roy “Disney,” a member of the Disney family, who has perpetually donated to the Republican challenger, most recently with checks for $5,000 and $2,500. State records show that Roy Disney works for Shamrock Holdings, the private investment firm for the family of the tardy Roy E. “Disney,” who was the son of Roy O. Disney.

Roy Disney has additionally fortified the groups Rescue California and the California Patriot Coalition, which are pushing for the recall of Newsom. Mail-in voting is already underway in “California,” with polls exhibiting a tight race. As Breitbart News reported, a CBS News/YouGov poll last month showed 48 percent of likely California voters favoring a recall Newsom and 52 percent opposing his abstraction — a result within the poll’s 4 percent margin of error.

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Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Entertainment, Politics, Alan Horn, California recall, Disney, Gavin Newsom, Larry Elder, The Walt Disney Co., Walt Disney Company

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