Gavin Newsom says he won’t run against Biden in 2024

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will not run against President Joe Biden during the 2024 presidential election.

Newsom’s announcement comes after weeks of speculation that he would challenge Biden during his reelection bid.

The latest

“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” Newsom told Politico, according to the Washington Examiner.

“In the event that Biden faces off against former President Donald Trump, Newsom said he believes that Biden could ‘beat him again,’ adding that he hopes Biden runs and would ‘enthusiastically support him,”’ the report added.

Even if Biden doesn’t?

“He also said he will not run for president if Biden does not run but was less firm about the 2028 election,” The Hill reported.

“Newsom had been rumored as a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2024, especially if Biden doesn’t run,” it added.

Former President Donald Trump is the first and only candidate to announce a run for the White House in 2024 so far. Biden plans to decide in early 2023.

Others speculated among Republicans include former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

There are still nearly two years until the next presidential election, but speculation is already swirling regarding who will run in 2024.