As a storm of rumors swirls that he may attempt to make a bid for the White House in 2024, Gavin Newsom, the Democratic Governor of California, has been attempting to dispel those rumors by asserting his avid support for another bid from President Joe Biden, as reported by Politico.
On multiple occasions, Biden has repeatedly issued the claim that he is still planning to run in 2024, but various Democrats have sung their skepticism about if the 80-year-old current president should even attempt to make another run. Newsom’s name has reportedly been passed around in those circles as a possible candidate for 2024, especially with how strongly he has attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who is expected to be the leading contender for the GOP for the 2024 elections.
“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” Newsom explained to Politico this past election night, seemingly making reference to his claim that he refuses to challenge Biden.
As explained to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and First Lady Jill Biden this past summer, the governor stated that he is a very strong supporter of the reelection campaign for Biden, as expressed by the outlet. “I’m all in, count me in,” he allegedly stated to the pair.
“I’m all in; put me in coach,” stated Newsom to Biden during a phone call on Election Day. “We have your back.”
The report from Politico stated that the first priority for the Democrats is making sure that President Donald Trump from making another run at the White House.
“He not only beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again,” explained Newsom about Biden. “I hope he runs, I’ll enthusiastically support him.”
“It’s frustrating because I have so much reverence and respect for not only the president but the vice president is an old friend, for all of those interesting things you guys all love to write about, we’ve known each other for 25 years,” stated Newsom about the speculation that he could possibly run during the upcoming presidential election.
Even if Biden were to choose to not make a bid for the 2024 White House, Newsom Claimed, “the answer is no” to a run.
Democrats seem to have had a resurgence of faith in Biden 2024 in the wake of the midterm elections.
Roughly 71% of Democrats state that Biden could win if he makes a bid for the White House in 2024 — marking an almost 11-point leap from this past August, as reported by a poll from USA Today-Ipsos.