November 7, 2023

Fetterman Claims Newsom Running Shadow Campaign Against Biden

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) claimed that California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is running a shadow campaign against President Joe Biden, but is unwilling to admit it.

Fetterman shared the remarks during a dinner at a Democratic event in Iowa last weekend.

"Let me say something that might be uncomfortable," Fetterman said at the Iowa event.

"Right now there are two additional Democrats running for Pennsylvania, excuse me, running for president right now. One, one is a congressman from Minnesota. The other one is the governor of California. They're both running for president, but only one had the guts to announce it," he added.

"California Gov. Gavin Newsom's donation to a Democrat candidate in the Charleston, South Carolina, mayoral race has re-energized speculation that he's running a shadow campaign for the 2024 presidential race while saying all the right things about backing incumbent President Joe Biden," Newsmax reported.

"Newsom cut a $1,000 check to challenger Clay Middleton as he tries to unseat incumbent John Tecklenburg in Tuesday's election," it continued.

However, Newsom is not the only governor donating to Middleton's campaign. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzer also reported donated to the effort.

Newsom has also recently returned from visits to Israel and China, seeking to increase his influence internationally while leading the nation's most-populated state.

The California governor has so far claimed that he has no plans to run against Biden but speculation has continued to grow due to his actions and remarks from Democrats like Fetterman.

Newsom has so far not responded to Fetterman's comments, leaving the door open to an upcoming announcement that would mark a massive change to the 2024 campaign.

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