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Governor Gavin Newsom trashes Ron DeSantis in campaign ad urging Florida residents to ‘join us in California’

California governor Gavin Newsom is looking to tweak a potential future presidential rival with an ad calling for Floridians to move to the Golden State.The 30-second television advertisement will air starting Monday in Florida, and takes aim at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ culture war-fuelled policies that have made him a darling among Republican activists. "Freedom, it’s under attack in your state. Republican leaders, they’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors," says Mr Newsom in a voiceover narration accompanying images of Mr DeSantis and former president Donald Trump.He continues: "I urge...
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Opinion: Gavin Newsom is doing more than just crushing Ron DeSantis

California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom marked the July 4th holiday by unveiling a campaign ad set to air on Fox News in which he speaks about freedom, amid images of skyrocketing fireworks and the Statue of Liberty. But this 2022 re-election commercial is about just one thing: crushing Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis. And Newsom does it in a way that other Democrats should emulate -- by highlighting the threat that today's extremist GOP poses to the freedoms of all Americans.
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Gavin Newsom targets GOP in Florida ad: "Join us in California"

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom is running for reelection in California, but his latest television ad is airing in Florida.The 30-second spot scheduled to air on Fox News starting Monday takes shots at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his policies, while drawing a contrast with California."Freedom, it's under attack in your state. Republican leaders, they're banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors," Newsom says while images of DeSantis and former President Donald Trump flash on screen."I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom — freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love," Newsom says.Newsom has said he has no interest in running for president, but the ad is sure to stoke speculation that the 54-year-old Democrat is eyeing national office. DeSantis is a potential 2024 GOP candidate for the White House.Newsom handily beat back a recall attempt last year and is expected to cruise to reelection in November.
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Gavin Newsom takes aim at Ron DeSantis in Fourth of July political ad denouncing Florida's abortion ban and 'Don't Say Gay' bill: 'Freedom is under attack in your state'

California Governor Gavin Newsom aired a political ad Sunday calling out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In the ad, airing in Florida, Newsom says that DeSantis is taking away freedoms from citizens. "I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight, or join us in California," Newsom says.
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