Newsom vs. DeSantis

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed last week to a debate – an odd turn of events given that DeSantis is a presidential candidate, and Newsom is not. If the two are not running for the same office, they are both attempting to win the hearts and minds of American voters. But, is this the way to do it?

We asked longtime Democratic strategist Garry South to weigh in on the pros and cons of the debate, and what’s at stake. Plus – Who Had the Worst Week in California Politics?

:52 “It seems a little silly”

4:26 The 500 Pound Gorilla

7:13 Punching down

9:03 Who runs DeSantis’ campaign?

11:34 “This seems very personal”

17:00 Where is Jaime Harrison?

23:09 “He sounds like someone who oughta be working on your tractor”

28:18 Impacts beyond the campaign

37:37 #WWCA

41:07 A self-inflicted wound

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