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Newsom Says He Won’t Challenge Biden in 2024, Politico Reports

  • California governor tells Politico he’s ‘all in’ for Biden
  • President’s age has fueled questions about seeking second term
Gavin Newsom
Gavin NewsomPhotographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

California Governor Gavin Newsom has made it clear to President Joe Biden he wouldn’t challenge him for the 2024 presidential nomination, Politico reported.

Newsom described conversations with first lady Jill Biden and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, telling them he’d back a Biden re-election bid. “I’m all in, count me in,” he told them -- and relayed the same message to Biden on election night this month, according to an interview with Politico.