CA Gov. Newsom ‘Will Run For President If Biden Doesn’t’

  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will seek the Democratic presidential nomination if President Joe Biden does not, even if it means challenging Vice President Kamala Harris, a leading political fundraiser told The Wrap Monday.
  • Newsom, who recently extended a challenge to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over his relocating 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, plans to make a formal announcement after the midterm elections once Biden announces his plans on whether to seek a second term, the outlet reported.
  • “After this midterm election is over, he absolutely is going to announce that he is running for the presidency once Biden announces that he is not running,” a prominent California fundraiser with close ties to Newsom told TheWrap. “No ifs, ands or buts. He will run if Biden does not.”