The rivalry between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom is intensifying as the two governors have agreed to a prime-time showdown on Fox News’ “Hannity.” The debate, hosted by Fox News host Sean Hannity, will air on July 13.
The debate is likely to focus heavily on the economic and health differences between the two heavily populated states. While DeSantis has been heralded by President Donald Trump for rapidly reopening his state’s economy, Newsom has won praise from Democrats for keeping most of California’s economy closed. Their differences have sparked tweets and media appearances from both governors in recent weeks as they each make their case to the public.
Aside from economic and health policies, the governors will likely use the debate as an opportunity to showcase their differences on a number of other issues, including gun control, taxes, and climate change. With both governors claiming to represent a new wave of young leadership in their respective parties, their battle could shape the future of American politics for years to come.