California Gov. Gavin Newsom called Biden to urge him not to challenge him in 2024

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California Governor Gavin Newsom insisted that he would not challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2024, but did not rule out a run in 2028.

In a new interview with PoliticsNewsom revealed to columnist Jonathan Martin that during a trip to Washington, D.C. back in July, he said The White House officials that he will not run for office in 2024.

“I told everybody in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” he said during an interview on election night.

Newsom then reportedly called Biden himself on election night and relayed the same message that he strongly supported the president’s expected re-election bid.

“I’m all in; put me on the wagon,” said Martin, who eavesdropped on Newsom’s phone conversation with Biden. “We’re behind you.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom has insisted he will not challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2024, but has not ruled out a run in 2028

Biden, who turned 80 on Sunday, was in Nantucket with his family for the Thanksgiving holiday as he considered whether he should run for president again in 2024

Biden, who turned 80 on Sunday, was in Nantucket with his family for the Thanksgiving holiday as he considered whether he should run for president again in 2024

The president's approval rating hovers around 40 percent, but he's enjoying the fact that his Democrats didn't do as badly as predicted in the midterm elections.

The president’s approval rating hovers around 40 percent, but he’s enjoying the fact that his Democrats didn’t do as badly as predicted in the midterm elections.

Biden, who turned 80 on Sunday, was in Nantucket with his family for the Thanksgiving holiday as he considered whether he should run for president again in 2024.

Although Newsom insists he won’t challenge the president, there is a pack Other candidates waiting to file include Vice President Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and Gretchen Whitmer.

The president’s approval rating hovers around 40 percent, but he enjoys that Democrats did not turn out as badly as predicted in the midterm elections.

It was widely believed that Newsom might file for 2024 after his outspoken criticism of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican policies on gun rights and abortion.

He also criticized Biden and the Democratic Party for their lackluster messaging, calling Biden a “different world.”

But Newsom tried to dispel speculation, telling Politico that he would not run for president in 2024 even if Biden changed his mind about his re-election bid, but the governor did not rule out a 2028 run.

“It’s disappointing because I have a lot of respect and I respect not only the president, but the vice president is an old friend of mine, despite all these interesting things you like to write about, we’ve known each other for 25 years,” Newsom said, saying about Vice President Kamala Harris.

Newsom, 55, was easily re-elected to a second term as governor earlier this month after fending off a 2021 recall attempt. He focused his campaign on national issues such as abortion and immigration.

Newsom also made a name for himself by siding with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republicans on the abortion issue.

Newsom pictured with Biden in September 2021.  Newsom himself reportedly called Biden on election night this month and said he strongly supports the president's expected re-election bid

Newsom pictured with Biden in September 2021. Newsom reportedly called Biden himself on election night this month and said he strongly supports the president’s expected re-election bid

Newsom came under fire when he was caught at a dinner breaking his own COVID rules during the pandemic

Newsom came under fire when he was caught at a dinner breaking his own COVID rules during the pandemic

And while he won praise for his strong leadership at the start of the COVID pandemic, he came under fire when he was caught at a dinner flouting his own COVID rules. But he did not try to withdraw it after people were outraged by his behavior.

After this month’s midterm elections, the number of Democratic voters who think Biden can win in 2024 jumped to 71 percent, a double-digit increase from 60 percent who thought so in August, a USA TODAY/Ipsos poll showed.

The Democrats controlled the Senate, and although the Republicans won the House, that was it not the red wave that many expected.

“Not only did he beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again,” Newsom told Politico. “I hope he runs, I will enthusiastically support him.”

Biden thinks the same. The New York Times reported earlier this week, he regularly reminded people that he is the only person to beat Trump, and he remains confident that he is the person who can repeat the feat in 2024.

But Biden has previously called himself a one-term transitional president who would bridge the gap between the chaos of the Trump years.

He is the oldest president ever elected, and if he ran again and won in 2024, he would be 86 at the end of his second term.

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