Reports show, after months of back-and-forth teasing, a date has finally been agreed upon for a face-to-face discussion between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The two governors will have a face-to-face debate on November 30 in Georgia. The 90-minute event, which will run at 9 p.m. Eastern, will include News host Sean Hannity as the moderator.
Newsom’s rep, Nathan Click, told the media they want a serious debate – not a circus. They are willing to participate in the debate, but only if DeSantis’ “desired props,” such as a cheering section and promotional films, are not allowed. Newsom’s spokesman,
A Fox News representative said further information about the debate would be released later and wouldn’t confirm or deny if Hannity agreed to Newsom’s requirements of no live audience.
Reports show after repeatedly arguing about policies in each other’s states, the Republican governor of Florida and the Democrat governor of California decided to participate in a discussion presented by Fox News a month ago.
During an interview with Newsom in June, Hannity proposed a debate, and DeSantis later agreed.
While Newsom has teased DeSantis about his capacity to overcome former President Donald Trump during the Republican primary, DeSantis has derided Newsom’s management of the homeless and quality-of-life offenses and California’s harsher response to COVID-19.
Newsom and DeSantis, a current GOP presidential contender, may benefit from increased visibility after the debate.
The current national survey of Republican Primary voters shows President Trump has over 50% more support than Ron DeSantis and over 62% over all candidates.
Morning Consult polled 1,183 likely Republican primary voters on September 28. This occurred the day after President Trump skipped the September 27 Republican Primary Debate held in California.
Even though he didn’t attend, Trump did better in a pre-debate survey.
According to Morning Consult, the data supports that Trump is the major Republican frontrunner and that the absence of Trump from debates could even be boosting the former president. It also implies that attempts to stop Trump’s 2024 nomination next year are hampered by the field’s continued disarray.