Sources say California Governor Gavin Newsom is preparing a run for the White House in 2024 if President Joe Biden chooses not to seek reelection.
A top California fundraiser close to the Newsom family says, “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. No ifs, ands, or buts. He will run if Biden does not.”
A spokesperson for Newsom denied the report and reiterated the governor’s prior statements that he has “sub-zero interest” in running.
Biden has not confirmed whether or not he will run for president in 2024. In an interview that aired Sunday, Biden told 60 Minutes, “Look, my intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again…But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”