2024 Heating Up

COASTS COLLIDE! DeSantis Agrees to Debate Newsom on Fox News

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.03.23

Could this be another indicator that Newsom has presidential plans?

According to a Politico report, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has agreed to debate Golden State Gov. Gavin Newsom on Fox News; it will be a clash of vastly different ideologies.

DeSantis confirmed his commitment on Wednesday night’s Hannity.

“Absolutely I’m game. Just tell me when and where,” DeSantis told host Sean Hannity.

Watch the clip above.

From Politico:

An aide to Newsom told POLITICO that the governor was also in. Newsom’s office had sent a formal request offer to Fox News last week with proposed debate dates of Nov. 8 or Nov. 10. That request called for Hannity to serve as the sole moderator for a 90-minute forum on Fox News that would not include an in-studio audience and would air live.

“Desantis should put up or shut up. Anything else is just games,” the aide said.

A debate would — to put it mildly — be an unpredicted event in modern presidential politics even in an age of seemingly endless cable news town halls. For DeSantis, it would provide a new venue and opponent to contrast his record in Florida after spending weeks bogged down in process stories about layoffs; tightened campaign budgets, and nervous GOP donors.

Newsom, should a debate happen, would feel the weight of his political party on his shoulders under a national spotlight brighter than he’s experienced before. Like he did opposite Hannity in a recent sitdown interview, he would be forced to defend attacks about the progressive policies in his own state as well as President Joe Biden’s record.

More over at Politico:

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