The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, made it clear to the president Joe Biden that he would not challenge him for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party in the 2024 electionNewsom himself said in an interview with Politico.
Democratic California Governor Newsom said in an interview with Politico that he told the White House that is “fully committed” to the re-election of Joe Biden and told Biden himself during a phone call on Election Day in early November.
“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” Newsom told Politico.
Newsom also said he won’t run for president even if Biden doesn’t run, but he was less firm about the 2028 presidential election.
Newsom was rumored to be a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2024, especially if Biden does not run, despite the fact that the California governor had previously said he would not run.
Politico reported that, according to Newsom, the return of Donald Trump in the 2024 election has become the top priority for the Democratic Party and this explains why he has given Biden so much leeway during a difficult 2022 and endorsement of Biden by 2024, specifically mentioning Biden’s record in defeating the former president.
“He didn’t just beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again,” Newsom said. “I hope he runs, I will support him enthusiastically.”
Newsom also easily won re-election as California governor earlier this month after fending off an impeachment effort last year.
Observers have pointed to Biden as the winner of the midterm results, as the Democratic Party topped the polls on its way to maintaining a majority in the Senate and narrowly lost control of the House.
Biden has indicated that he intends to run for president again and will make a final decision early next year.
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Source: La Opinion