New­som plays the polit­i­cal long game ahead of 2024 and beyond

Gov. Gavin New­som’s (D‑CA) polit­i­cal ambi­tions are once again at the fore­front after he vetoed at least 143 bills last week­end, a dis­ap­point­ment to many pro­gres­sives in the deep blue Gold­en State and beyond.
New­som’s veto­ing of scores of leg­is­la­tion, includ­ing pro­pos­als mak­ing insulin more afford­able, free con­doms for high school­ers, ban­ning caste dis­crim­i­na­tion, decrim­i­nal­iz­ing the use of psy­che­del­ic drugs, unem­ploy­ment ben­e­fits for strik­ing work­ers, and cannabis cafes, has caused some on the Left to won­der if the gov­er­nor is more inter­est­ed in seek­ing the White House as a cen­trist Demo­c­rat in the future than attend­ing to con­stituent con­cerns.
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One Demo­c­ra­t­ic con­sul­tant said that New­som is sim­ply prepar­ing hi …