Gavin Newsom — Positioning Himself To Take on Kamala Harris?

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( – California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) had quite a year, from surviving a recall vote last September to launching a campaign in Florida to lure people and businesses back to the west coast. However, he may be using this momentum and national spotlight for something a little bit bigger down the road. Reports have begun popping up saying that Newsom is beginning to rub shoulders with major Democratic donors again, possibly ramping himself up for a presidential bid.

Who Will Be the 2024 Democratic Presidential Nominee?

While President Joe Biden adamantly assures Americans he will run for a second term, more and more people are unsure if that is a wise idea for the 80-year-old man and the country as a whole. According to a New York Times and Siena College poll, only 26% of Democrats want the commander-in-chief to have another four years.

It is generally frowned upon for someone of the president’s party to challenge them if they are seeking reelection. So, no Democrats have officially come out to oppose Biden. But that’s not to say other top progressives are not hoping he does step aside so they can take over the spotlight. Obviously, Vice President Kamala Harris is a clear option for the Democratic ticket, but it seems that Governor Newsom may be one as well.

Harris and Newsom Meet With Donors

According to reports, Newsom has reached out to a major Wall Street executive known to support Democrats and has plans to attend a party with Heather Podesta, a lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser, soon. This will allow him to mingle with other major players that invest in his party’s pocketbooks. Similarly, Harris has met with Vanessa Getty and Laurene Powell Jobs, both well-off and well-known donors.

Understanding Newsom and a Potential Bid

Gavin Newsom was born and raised in San Francisco, California, where he eventually became the city’s mayor. He notably advocated for same-sex marriage licenses in his city, causing quite the stir in 2004. He eventually became the Lieutenant Governor of California before taking his current seat as the state’s governor in 2019.

Now, he says his top priorities include “same-sex marriage, gun safety, marijuana, the death penalty, universal health care, access to preschool, technology, criminal justice reform, and the minimum wage.” Each of these viewpoints would likely extend to a national campaign should he try for the White House in 2024.

What do you think his meetings with potential donors mean? Does he have his eye on the White House in 2024?

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