Politico reported that the governor wants to do more traveling and bring his message to places like Florida, where he noted that he will contrast his record on COVID-19, crime, and how he defines "freedom" to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Earlier this year, Newsom ran an ad in Florida, claiming that freedom is under assault in the Sunshine State, but Floridians apparently disagreed because they reelected incumbent GOP Gov. DeSantis during the 2022 election.
"I'm willing to take risks, I'm willing to get out and I’m telling you with certainty that I look forward to getting out more not with any grand ambition except to push back on this narrative and try to reframe this debate and get back on offense on freedom," Newsom said, according to Politico.
Newsom noted that he would like Biden to announce a reelection bid in early 2023 and to then "let me go."
"It allows me to have his back and to get out there and to make the point I made to the White House, I've been making to my party: use us, use us!" Newsom said, referring to mayors and governors, according to Politico.