Governor Gavin Newsom is running for re-election in California, but his latest television ad is airing in Florida.
The 30 second spot Scheduled to air on Fox News starting Monday and its policies, with comparison with California.
“Freedom, it’s under attack in your state. Republican leaders are banning books, making it difficult to vote, restricting speech in classrooms and even criminalizing women and doctors,” Newsom said as photos of DeSantis and former President Donald Trump appear on a screen.
“I urge all of you who live in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom — freedom of speech, freedom of choice, freedom from hate and freedom to love,” Newsom says.
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 eyeing the national office. DeSantis is a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate and is growing in popularity among Republicans.
Newsom handily overcame last year’s impeachment bid and is expected to go to re-election in November in the Golden State.