Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom said he will not seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2024 even if President Joe Biden does not run.
Newsom told members of the Biden administration that he’s “all in” for Biden in 2024, according to a story published Saturday by Politico.
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“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” Newsom said about his support for Biden, according to the outlet.
Newsom also told Biden that he had Newsom’s support for 2024 shortly after being reelected governor, reported Politico. “I’m all in; put me in coach,” Newsom reportedly told Biden. “We have your back.”
Newsom went after Republicans prior to the 2022 midterm elections, including running ads in Florida attacking Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’s stances on abortion and education. (RELATED: Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis Appears To Fire Back At Gov. Newsom Over Special Olympics Comment)
Biden told reporters Nov. 9 that he intends to run for reelection in 2024, but that it’s “ultimately a family decision.”
“He not only beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again,” Newsom said about Biden, reported Politico. “I hope he runs, I’ll enthusiastically support him.”
Leading up to the 2024 presidential election, Newsom hopes to travel more to help the Democratic party, Politico reported. “I’m willing to take risks, I’m willing to get out and I’m telling you with certainty that I look forward to getting out more not with any grand ambition except to push back on this narrative and try to reframe this debate and get back on offense on freedom,” Newsom said.
Newsom told reporters in May that he had a “sub-zero” interest in running for president in 2024. However, a source close to Newsom believed he would run for president in 2024 if Biden did not seek reelection, according to a report by the Daily Caller published in September.