Presidential debate: Newsom will attend as Biden surrogate

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be on hand for the presidential debate in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Newsom is expected to serve as a surrogate for the Biden campaign and will make several national TV appearances.

This is not the first time Newsom has served in that capacity. He acted as a surrogate for Biden after the Republican presidential primary debate in Southern California in September.

The presidential debate between the two presumptive nominees, President Biden and former president Donald Trump, will be simulcast on major TV networks, including KTVU, at 6 p.m. PT. 


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The political tone of Newsom’s speech was not surprising given his role as one of the Biden campaign’s top surrogates, which has made him a target of Republicans who have repeatedly held up California as an example of Democrats’ mismanagement.