SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governor Gavin Newsom is running for re-election in California, but his latest television ad is airing in Florida.
The 30-second spot to air on Fox News starting Monday takes photos of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his politics, while contrasting with California.
“Freedom, it is under attack in your state. Republican leaders are banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors,” Newsom says as images of DeSantis and former President Donald Trump flash across the screen. ‘screen.
“I urge you all to live in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom – freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and freedom from love,” Newsom said.
Newsom said he has no interest in running for president, but the announcement is sure to fuel speculation that the 54-year-old Democrat is considering a national post. DeSantis is a potential 2024 GOP candidate for the White House.
Newsom easily rebuffed a recall attempt last year and is expected to be re-elected in November.