California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has won three elections in five years — one of which was an attempted recall — in one of the largest states in the country, making him a top contender for a 2024 White House bid.
The Governor also religiously follows those in the right-wing media and Republican rising star Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with such fervor that he puts opposition researchers to shame.
But for all the aspects of his political life that point to a 2024 White House bid, Newsom wants everyone to know that challenging Biden for the 2024 Democratic nomination is not on the horizon.
According to reporting by Politico, Newsom relayed that he shared he wouldn’t be challenging Biden with the First Lady Jill Biden and “everyone in the White House.”
He explained that he told the White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and the First Lady during a trip to the White House over the summer that he had no intention of challenging Biden in 2024.
His reassurance came as speculation he would be mounting his own 2024 White House bid wad reaching fever pitch, but according to Newsom, he revealed to the First Lady and Klain that they could count him as a staunch supporter of Biden.
On the midterms election night, Newsom shared that sentiment with Biden.
Despite a third election victory and plenty to celebrate in the way of accomplishments on election night, Newsom found himself reassuring the President that he wouldn’t be entering a 2024 race.