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“The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate” will broadcast live from Alpharetta, Ga.

Matt Simeone
November 30, 2023

Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom (Getty Images)

FOX News Channel (Ch. 114) will air the much-anticipated political showdown between Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom and Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. “The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate” will broadcast live from Alpharetta, Ga., at 9pm ET this Thursday (November 30).

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Moderated by FOX News host Sean Hannity, known for his weeknight show in the 9 pm slot, the 90-minute debate will delve into key issues facing both states. Hannity will lead discussions on the economy, the border, immigration, crime, and inflation, providing a comprehensive examination of each governor’s stance.

Hannity will not only moderate the debate but also offer live reactions alongside a panel of guests from 10:30-11 pm. Following this analysis, “Fox News at Night with Trace Gallagher” will air at its regular 11 pm slot.

Let’s take a closer look at the debaters:

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.):

Newsom, representing the Golden State, has been in office since January 2019. His policies have often mirrored progressive ideals, focusing on issues like climate change, healthcare, and social justice. California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic recovery will likely be key points of discussion.

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.):

Leading the Sunshine State since January 2019, DeSantis is known for his conservative approach to governance. His strategies, particularly concerning COVID-19 restrictions, have gained national attention. Expect discussions on Florida’s economic resilience, border policies, and the governor’s stance on individual liberties.