House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday and rejected any notion that Democrats should run a back-up candidate as an insurance policy during Newsom’s likely recall election later this year. “I think it’s an unnecessary notion. I don’t even think it rises to the level of an idea,” Pelosi said Thursday during a news conference with reporters. Pelosi suggested the recall effort is being funded by backers of former President Donald Trump and said Democrats should all help Newsom stay in office.