California’s Newsom wins his 2nd term as governor, will the White House be the next to run?

Democrat Gavin Newsom easily won a second term as governor of California on Tuesday, beating a little-known Republican state senator by mostly ignoring him while campaigning against the policies of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Governor of Texas. Greg Abbott, two prominent Republicans who like Newsom can run for president. It was the second decisive statewide victory for Newsom in barely a year. In September 2021, he easily rebuffed an attempt to oust him from office, fueled by anger over his pandemic policies. The failed recall solidified Newsom’s political power in California, leaving him free to focus on the future – which many expect will include a run for the White House. country, given that there will most likely be a divided government in Washington DC, and the Democrats will be looking for allies to promote their agenda,” said Matt Barreto, professor of political science at UCLA. “And Governor Newsom will have a very big platform from California to do that.” It was an expected outcome in the nation’s most populous state, where there are nearly twice as many registered Democratic voters as Republicans. The GOP candidate, State Senator Brian Dahle, was unable to raise enough money to run an effective campaign. Dahle, a farmer from the rural northwest corner of the state who also owns a trucking business, spent the final weeks of the campaign trying to get attention by driving a tractor-trailer around the state with a large campaign banner. (Utilisateurs de l’application, cliquez ici pour voir election results.)PGlmcmFtZSBjbGFzcz0iYXAtZW1iZWQiIHRpdGxlPSJMaXZlIGVsZWN0aW9uIHJlc3VsdHMgdmlhIHRoZSBBc3NvY2lhdGVkIFByZXNzIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vaW50ZXJhY3RpdmVzLmFwLm9yZy9lbGVjdGlvbi1yZXN1bHRzL2N1c3RvbWVycy9sYXlvdXRzL29yZ2FuaXphdGlvbi1sYXlvdXRzL3B1Ymxpc2hlZC81ODY2Ny81MTcxLmh0bWwiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc2Nyb2xsaW5nPSJubyIgbWFyZ2luaGVpZ2h0PSIwIj48L2lmcmFtZT48c2NyaXB0IGRlZmVyIHNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9pbnRlcmFjdGl2ZXMuYXAub3JnL2VsZWN0aW9uLXJlc3VsdHMvYXNzZXRzL21pY3Jvc2l0ZS9yZXNpemVDbGllbnQuanMiPjwvc2NyaXB0Pg==With no political threats at home, Newsom has spent the past year signing a raft of liberal legislation that could help him win over Democratic voters in a contested presidential primary . This included the enactment of more than a dozen laws aimed at making California a sanctuary for women from other states seeking abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. He ordered state regulators to ban the sale of most new gas-powered cars by 2035. His budgets paid for every 4-year-old to go to free kindergarten and will cover health costs for all immigrants in low income in California who live in the United States without legal permission. Video below: Newsom speaks after being re-elected as Governor of CaliforniaBut a potential presidential campaign for Newsom is expected to address a host of California’s most stubborn issues, including an ever-expanding homeless population and an increase in crime which contributed to a general feeling of unease among voters. Meanwhile, soaring inflation only increased the state’s high cost of living, contributing to California’s first population decline and loss of a congressional seat. Newsom has pledged to tackle some of those issues immediately during his second term, pledging to call a special session of the state legislature next month to pass a new corporate profits tax. oil companies to combat the state’s record gas prices. But Newsom’s next term will begin with state tax collections falling short of expectations, setting up a potential series of unpopular budget cuts. Nationally, Newsom sought the role of party messenger, using some of his campaign money to pay for ads in Florida and Texas targeting those states’ conservative governors. Newsom has repeatedly said his goal is to revamp the Democratic Party’s strategy, urging others to follow his lead in a more aggressive style. The constant attacks on DeSantis, Abbott and other top Republicans have only increased speculation about Newsom’s future. Some have offered his name as a potential replacement for President Joe Biden in 2024 or a run in 2028. Newsom has repeatedly denied both, saying he supports Biden and wants Vice President Kamala Harris, a friend and fellow Californian , or president. In last month’s only gubernatorial debate, Newsom promised to serve all four years if re-elected – a promise many politicians have made and broken in the past. As for his next term as governor, Newsom said he will focus on the extremes: “Extreme drought, extreme weather, extreme polarization of our body politic when it comes to preserving and protecting democracy. “The rights revolution has been undone in real time in so many red states, all of these things have significant consequences,” he said after a debate last month. “And this state has more to lose, more to gain than any other state in the country.”

Democrat Gavin Newsom easily won a second term as governor of California on Tuesday, beating a little-known Republican state senator by mostly ignoring him while campaigning against the policies of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Governor of Texas. Greg Abbott, two prominent Republicans who like Newsom can run for president.

It was the second decisive statewide victory for Newsom in barely a year. In September 2021, he easily rebuffed an attempt to oust him from office, fueled by anger over his pandemic policies. The failed recall solidified Newsom’s political power in California, leaving him free to focus on the future – which many expect will include a run for the White House.

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“I think he’s becoming one of the most prominent Democrats in the country, given that there will most likely be a divided government in Washington DC, and the Democrats will be looking for allies to push their agenda,” he said. Matt. Barreto, professor of political science at UCLA. “And Governor Newsom will have a very big platform from California to do that.”

It was an expected outcome in the nation’s most populous state, where there are nearly twice as many registered Democratic voters as Republicans. The GOP candidate, State Senator Brian Dahle, was unable to raise enough money to run an effective campaign. Dahle, a farmer from the rural northwest corner of the state who also owns a trucking business, spent the final weeks of the campaign trying to get attention by driving a tractor-trailer around the state with a large campaign banner.

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With no political threats at home, Newsom has spent the last year signing a series of liberal laws that could help him win over Democratic voters in a contested presidential primary. This included the enactment of more than a dozen laws aimed at making California a sanctuary for women from other states seeking abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.

He ordered state regulators to ban the sale of most new gas-powered cars by 2035. His budgets paid for every 4-year-old to go to free kindergarten and will cover the health costs of all low-income immigrants to California who live in the United States without legal permission.

Video below: Newsom speaks after his re-election as Governor of California

But a possible Newsom presidential campaign is expected to address a host of California’s most entrenched issues, including an ever-expanding homeless population and a rise in crime that has contributed to a general sense of unease among voters. . Meanwhile, soaring inflation only increased the state’s high cost of living, contributing to California’s first population decline and loss of a congressional seat.

Newsom has pledged to tackle some of those issues immediately during his second term, pledging to call a special session of the state legislature next month to pass a new corporate profits tax. oil companies to combat the state’s record gas prices. But Newsom’s next term will begin with state tax collections falling short of expectations, setting up a potential series of unpopular budget cuts.

Nationally, Newsom sought the role of party messenger, using some of his campaign money to pay for ads in Florida and Texas targeting those states’ conservative governors. Newsom has repeatedly said his goal is to revamp the Democratic Party’s strategy, urging others to follow his lead in a more aggressive style.

The constant jabs at DeSantis, Abbott and other top Republicans have only increased speculation about Newsom’s future. Some have offered his name as a potential replacement for President Joe Biden in 2024 or a run in 2028. Newsom has repeatedly denied both, saying he supports Biden and wants Vice President Kamala Harris, a friend and fellow Californian , or president.

During last month’s only gubernatorial debate, Newsom promised to serve all four years if re-elected – a promise that many politicians have made and broken in the past.

As for his next term as governor, Newsom said he would focus on the extremes: “extreme drought, extreme weather, extreme polarization of our body politic with respect to the preservation and protection of democracy”.

“The rights revolution has been undone in real time in so many red states, all of these things are very consequential,” Newsom said after a debate last month. “And this state has more to lose, more to gain than any other state in the country.”

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