In a highly anticipated showdown, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom are set to face each other in a debate this November.
The debate, which has been confirmed by Fox News, will take place just days before the November 3rd election day. The two governors are some of the most vocal proponents within their respective parties, and this debate will serve as a chance for them to showcase their stances on the issues most important to their constituencies.
The discussion will likely focus on the economy, the coronavirus pandemic, and healthcare policy, the three issues currently at the forefront of American politics. Just as important, with the election weeks away, both DeSantis and Newsom will have the opportunity to make their final pitch to voters before they cast their ballot.
The two governors, who embody different policies pertinent to their respective states, have been clashing on the national stage for weeks. They have publicly taken opposing stances on topics ranging from masks to business closures to re-opening schools. A debate on these very issues between the two of them is sure to make for compelling television.
For the viewers, this debate will be an excellent opportunity to get a better sense of where each governor stands on the issues that matter, and to form a more informed opinion on the midterm elections. For DeSantis and Newsom, it will be a chance for their respective parties to show the country which culture and values they will use to lead the nation in the coming years.
Ultimately, Govs. DeSantis and Newsom know that they have a shared responsibility to inform the nation. Now that the debate has been officially announced, they have a chance to do just that.