California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is set to stump for President Biden’s reelection campaign in Nevada and South Carolina.
The California governor discussed his plans to do so next week during an interview with Politico, published Friday. Newsom said he plans to concentrate on how Biden’s presidency so far has affected people’s personal finances and well-being.
“It’s about honing in on the message that is not in the aggregate, but actually connects in a rational way with their lived experiences,” Newsom told Politico.
The California governor has been preparing for the campaign trail trip for months, during which he plans to attend events on the Democratic Party’s statewide “We Go First” South Carolina tour for the reelection campaign, according to Politico. When he heads to Nevada, he will visit Las Vegas to make an appearance with volunteers.
Newsom also appeared pleased with what he sees as a quickly-approaching end to the GOP presidential primary, as former President Trump continues to hold onto his leads in the polls, and won the Iowa caucus Monday.
“Trump will do one thing. It’s an extraordinary thing. And that is he’ll unite the base of the Democratic Party in opposition to his candidacy,” Newsom said. “The No. 1 imperative of a Biden reelection is to consolidate our party and our voters. And No. 2, is to build that contrast [and] to highlight that Biden’s policies are extraordinarily popular.”
The race for the GOP nomination heads to New Hampshire next week, where Trump is possibly facing a serious challenge from fellow candidate Nikki Haley. According to Decision Desk HQ/The Hill’s polling average for the Granite State primary, Trump has a 10.6 point lead on Haley at 45.6 percent, while the former United Nations ambassador is at 35 percent. Both candidates lead Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who sits at 5.8 percent.