FOX News Channel has announced a high-stakes political showdown set to unfold on November 30, as Sean Hannity, the seasoned FOX News veteran, takes the moderator’s helm for a 90-minute debate between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom. The clash between the Republican and Democrat heavyweights will mark the first-ever debate between these prominent governors, promising an intriguing exchange on a national stage.
“I’m looking forward to providing viewers with an informative debate about the everyday issues and governing philosophies that impact the lives of every American,” expressed Hannity, known for his incisive interviews and conservative perspective. Hannity had initially broached the idea of a face-off during an exclusive interview with Gov. Newsom in June, and DeSantis, officially committing in July, promptly responded with a resolute, “Let’s get it done. Just tell me when and where — we’ll do it.”
Newsom, who has been the subject of 2024 presidential speculation, clarified that he would not challenge fellow Democrat President Biden. However, he has persistently called for debates with DeSantis on various pressing issues, with the first challenge arising in September 2022 concerning migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard. This move stirred discussions on sanctuary immigration policies.
BREAKING: Gavin Newsom V. Ron DeSantis Debate hosted by Hannity will take place on November 30th at 9pm ET in Georgia on Fox News.
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“Hannity” has consistently dominated the cable news landscape, ending August as the No. 1 cable news show in the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults aged 25-54. With an average of 2.4 million nightly viewers year-to-date, Hannity’s program is a stalwart in the top five programs overall.
Sean Hannity, over his illustrious career, has conducted interviews with a diverse array of personalities, ranging from former President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to entertainment figures like Sylvester Stallone, Roseanne Barr, and Kim Kardashian. The upcoming debate promises to be a new chapter in Hannity’s career as he moderates a political face-off with significant implications.