Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gives Newsom $200K to defeat recall

Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers the keynote address at the first-ever Yahoo Mobile Developer’s Conference, in San Francisco on Feb. 19, 2015. | AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File

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Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has contributed $200,000 to beat back an effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, deepening the governor’s substantial Silicon Valley support.

The outlay from Mayer bolsters Newsom’s massive cash advantage over Republican rivals and further demonstrates the extensive support Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor, can marshal from California’s powerful tech industry. After leaving Yahoo, Mayer

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