Newsom vs. DeSantis: How, when and where to watch the governor’s debate

(Associated Press)

Newsom vs. DeSantis: How, when and where to watch the governor’s debate

Elections 2024, California politics

Believe E. Pinho

November 29, 2023

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis will take the stage Thursday evening in Georgia for a unique debate between California and Florida.

The televised event will highlight the different governance styles of the two coastal states, which are politically distinctive.

The leadership of the Democrats

of California wants

are contrasted

increasingly conservative Florida

where Republicans control the state government


Fox News Channel hosts the event,

of which it is dubbed

“DeSantis vs. Newsom: The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate


The program

starts at 6pm Pacific. The debate will also be broadcast on Fox News Radio and streamed live on, but a cable subscription is required.

Sean Hannity will moderate the debate from a studio in Alpharetta, G


a., without a live audience. He is expected to brief governors on issues

such as inclusive

the economy, the border, immigration, crime and inflation for a 90-minute discussion. Following the debate, Hannity will host a 30-minute roundtable discussion with panelists.

The highly anticipated debate comes more than a year after Newsom challenged the Florida governor in a tweet, saying: [DeSantis]You are clearly struggling, distracted and busy playing politics with people’s lives. Since you have only one overriding need, we can bring it up and debate it. I’ll bring my hair gel, you bring your hair spray. Name the time before election day.

It is extremely unusual for governors of different states to debate each other. But both DeSantis and Newsom

are ambitious politicians who are hungry for



is lagging behind

former President Trump

in the polls for the Republican presidential elections



desperately needs a boost to his campaign. Nieuwsom is

will not run for president next year, but will be recalled from the governor’s office in 2027 and could

throws his hat into the 2028 presidential race.

Both governors have received national attention for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, race issues and their infamous insults toward each other. Newsom ran election ads in Florida last year, calling on Floridians to “join us in California, where we still believe in freedom.” During a campaign stop in California a few months ago, DeSantis did not miss the opportunity to tie Newsom to the Biden administration: “What California is doing now is probably what a second Biden term would do, or God forbid Kamala Harris, or God forbid It. Newsom himself, who knows, right?

Newsom has been a loyal surrogate for the Biden campaign and has praised the president’s performance

performances across the country

and help Biden

collect money

from wealthy California donors.


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