Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis have reached an impasse in their Fox News debate planned for November, a person with knowledge of the stalemate said Sunday. DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, is pushing for the faceoff to occur in front of a live audience, which Newsom prohibited in his proposal to Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“This is about having a debate, not a TV spectacle,” the person familiar with the negotiations told POLITICO, narrowing the scope of the disagreement between the two camps. Newsom and aides previously derided several aspects of the DeSantis counterproposal, which included a studio audience divided evenly between them, dismissing the idea as a “cheering section.”
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