published : 2023-11-26

Fierce DeSantis-Newsom Rivalry Takes Center Stage in Prime-time Showdown

DeSantis vs. Newsom: The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate

A photo of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at a campaign event in Keene, New Hampshire. (Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis accuses California Governor Gavin Newsom of running a shadow campaign

DeSantis hints that Biden may not be the Democratic nominee for the 2024 presidential race

The two high-profile governors are set to debate in a showdown moderated by Sean Hannity

This event, titled 'DeSantis vs. Newsom: The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate,' will take place in Alpharetta, Georgia

Both DeSantis and Newsom have passionate bases and gain national attention with their actions

Their rivalry has been ongoing for two years, but this live debate will take it to a new level

A photo of California Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with Fox News Digital in the spin room at the second GOP presidential debate. (Taken with a Nikon D850)

DeSantis, a potential GOP presidential nominee for 2024, accuses Newsom of catering to the far left

Newsom denies demonizing others but criticizes DeSantis for his stance on vulnerable communities

These governors have national profiles, lead populous states, and won re-elections last year

Newsom released an ad in Florida targeting DeSantis' approach to politics and policies

DeSantis gained popularity among conservatives for his pushback against COVID restrictions

DeSantis has labeled San Francisco, the city where Newsom served as mayor, as a 'dumpster fire'

A photo of Governor DeSantis and Governor Newsom standing on the debate stage in Alpharetta, Georgia. (Taken with a Sony Alpha a7 III)

They have clashed over their differing COVID policies and DeSantis' efforts on border security

A political group aligned with Newsom has criticized DeSantis over the abortion ban in Florida

Both governors use their rivalry to energize their bases and gain national attention

DeSantis was once seen as an alternative to Trump in the 2024 GOP nomination race

Newsom is a prominent surrogate for Biden but faces questions about his own presidential ambitions

DeSantis warns that Biden may not run in 2024 and suggests Newsom is running a shadow campaign