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California Governor Gavin Newsom has dismissed speculation that he may challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2024, according to Politico.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has dismissed speculation that he may challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2024, according to Politico.

During an interview, Newsom tamped down speculation that he may run for the Democratic nomination after what the outlet said was “considerable” irritation from the White House at rumors he was plotting a run against the President.

According to Politico, Newsom told Biden himself that he is “all in” on Biden’s re-election.

“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” he said, saying his message is “I’m all in, count me in” on Biden’s re-election bid.

Talk of a potential Newsom 2024 bid had heated up earlier this year amid concerns from Democrats about Biden’s approval ratings and health.

In September, one source close to Newsom, a Democratic fundraiser in California told The Wrap about Newsom’s plans, which were confirmed by another source.

Newsom is “absolutely is going to announce that he is running for the presidency once Biden announces that he is not running,” said the fundraiser, according to The Wrap.

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, Newsom launched ad campaigns in several Republican-run states – challenging their new restrictions on abortion and inviting women there to receive abortions in California.

Newsom also clashed with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida after DeSantis flew migrants from the southern border to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and challenged him to a debate.

Fears about how Biden would fare in a 2024 fight against former President Donald Trump, or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, had led some Democrats to begin looking for a potential replacement, and Newsom’s name was floated as a possible option.

The concern of Newsom challenging Biden faded after a stronger-than-expected performance by Democrats in the November midterms when the “red wave” did not come to fruition.

Democrats have kept hold of the Senate, and while they lost control of the House, Republicans will only gain a slim majority.

Biden said during a post-election press conference that it is his intention to run for re-election and that he will make a final decision by early next year.

“I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re going to have discussions about it,” Biden said. “I hope Jill and I get a little time to sneak away for a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my guess is it will be early next year when we make that judgment.”

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