California Gov. Gavin Newsom told the White House he would not run for president in 2024, according to a POLITICO report.
Gov. Gavin Newsom told the White House he would not run for president in 2024, according to a POLITICO interview with the California Democrat.
- Newsom told POLITICO he promised the White House, “I’m all in, count me in,” for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.
- “I’m all in; put me in coach,” the California governor reportedly told Biden on Election Night. “We have your back.”
- President Joe Biden, who turned 80 last week, has not yet made his reelection plans clear. “My intention is that I run again,” the President said at a November news conference. ”But I’m a great respecter of fate.”
- NBC News’ 2024 coverage focused on former President Donald Trump’s dinner with Kanye ‘Ye’ West and West’s guest, white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. Trump claimed in a statement he knew “nothing” about Fuentes before meeting with him.
- The New York Times published profiles of two potential dark horse candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2024, should Biden choose not to run. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Mitch Landrieu, the former New Orleans mayor, are charged with implementing Biden’s semiconductor and infrastructure programs, respectively. Raimondo is already being floated as a potential successor to Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury.
- The Washington Post covered the intra-Democratic fight over the primary calendar for the 2024 presidential campaign. New Hampshire, traditionally the first primary, may lose its coveted spot amid intense competition for plum spots on the calendar. President Joe Biden has not made his preferences clear, adding to the uncertainty.
- The Daily Wire noted Newsom’s public support for Biden comes as more Democratic voters appear to have renewed faith in Biden’s 2024 chances according to recent polls. About 71% of Democrats think Biden could win reelection, up 11 points from a previous survey in August.
- The Washington Examiner pointed out Newsom is only making his decision public after months of speculation about a possible presidential campaign.
- Newsom specifically highlighted Biden’s record against Trump when backing the President, according to Fox News. “He not only beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again,” Newsom told POLITICO. “I hope he runs, I’ll enthusiastically support him.”
© Dominic Moore, 2022