Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who last month launched a self-admitted “long shot” bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, has claimed that California Gov. Gavin Newsom of “running a shadow campaign.”
Phillips, who made the comment during an appearance on NewsNation, said that as president he would “have a bipartisan cabinet.”
Newsom, who recently visited China and Israel, is slated to faceoff against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis later this month during a debate moderated by conservative commentator Sean Hannity. DeSantis is one of the Republican figures currently running in the GOP presidential primary. Newsom has been expressing support for President Joe Biden’s reelection bid.
Earlier this month NBC News reported that Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania had accused Newsom of running for president without announcing a bid. “There are two additional Democrats running for Pennsylvania, excuse me, running for president right now,” Fetterman reportedly said. “One is a congressman from Minnesota, the other one is the governor of California, but only one has the guts to announce it.”
Biden, who is…
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