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SFGate: Joe Biden floats Gavin Newsom presidency at APEC welcome reception in San Francisco 

President Joe Biden led off his remarks at an APEC welcome reception in San Francisco on Wednesday evening by semi-jokingly floating a future Gavin Newsom presidency. 

“I want to talk about Gov. Newsom. Want to thank him,” Biden said at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, according to a transcript released by the White House. 

“He’s been one hell of a governor, man. Matter of fact, he could be anything he wants. He could have the job I’m looking for.” 

Newsom, the governor of California, has for years been a rumored presidential candidate. Those rumors have subsided slightly in recent months, as Newsom has taken on more of a surrogate role for Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign. But even a full-throated endorsement of Biden hasn’t fully killed off the presumption that Newsom is waiting in the wings, either as a 2024 last-minute replacement, or for a full-fledged 2028 run.  

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WNU Editor: If Governor Gavin Newsom does run, it is not a sure thing …. Newsom would lose to Trump if he replaced Biden atop Democratic ticket, new poll finds (Washington Examiner). 

U.S. President Biden Floats A Gavin Newsom Presidency  

Biden reveals who he thinks ‘could have the job’ he’s running for as 2024 ‘shadow campaign’ rumors swirl — FOX News

Biden says Gavin Newsom ‘could have the job’ of president after calling him ‘one hell of a governor’ — NYPost

Biden quips Newsom could ‘have the job I’m looking for’ — The Hill