Fox News on Monday shared its plans for a debate between Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, to be moderated by moderator Sean Hannity next week.
The event, titled “DeSantis vs. Newsom: The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate,” will take place on November 30 in Alpharetta, Georgia. It will be broadcast live for 90 minutes on the network and on Fox News Radio, but will not be broadcast to a live audience, the network said.
“The debate focuses on the most important issues affecting the country. “It will examine the two governors’ vastly different approaches and provide insights into their political philosophies and ambitions for the nation,” a press release said.
The debate will cover issues such as immigration, crime and inflation, they added.
The two governors have clashed on social media several times, most recently when Newsom criticized DeSantis over the six-week abortion ban the Republican governor signed in Florida and released an ad challenging the law.
DeSantis, once considered the favorite to win the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, has fallen in the polls as former President Donald Trump has further solidified his place as the front-runner and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has made gains in recent weeks .
Newsom has eliminated himself from the 2024 race, despite speculation that he has ambitions for higher office.
Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) reportedly took a swipe at Newsom earlier this month, suggesting that the governor doesn’t have the courage to openly say he plans to run for president.
While most Democrats don’t regularly appear on the conservative network, the governor of California has previously advocated for members of his party to appear on Fox News.
“There are a lot of good people watching, frankly, a lot of persuadable people, I really believe that, not just the core base,” Newsom Semafor said Last month.