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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:59 PM
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S.F. mayor may run for governor
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is considering a 2010 run for governor - a campaign that would embrace many of the same divisive causes he has championed as mayor, including same-sex marriage, universal health care and protections for illegal immigrants, The Chronicle has learned.

Newsom has long been rumored to be a potential contender in what is likely to be a crowded field of Democrats looking to succeed Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a list that includes Attorney General and former Gov. Jerry Brown, former state Controller Steve Westly and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

In recent months, Newsom has quietly been meeting with Democratic campaign strategists and other supporters to discuss a gubernatorial run, and he is now "certain to at least consider the possibility," said Eric Jaye, a Newsom confidant and political consultant.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/0...
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:01 PM
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1. sorry but he won't do well at all
he'll have his ass handed to him by either Villaraigosa or Westly

he wouldn't do well outside of the bay area and I doubt he'd do well IN the bay area


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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:15 PM
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2. I live in SF and I have never understood
the infatuation with this guy. Yes, he's great at grand pronouncements. Marriage licenses for same-sex couples! (Very popular here - too bad he didn't actually have the authority to make them legal). Free wifi for everybody! (Still waiting), Fix muni in 100 days! (five years later it's worse than ever). Let's make Muni free! (Yeah, right). Bring down the murder rate in the Bayview! (Never happened). Yes, he gives good photo op and I hear he's fun at parties. But so far the track record of actual accomplishments looks pretty meagre to me.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:34 PM
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3. newsom and villiaragosa - adulterers for governor on the dems ticket - ugh nt
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:44 PM
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4. Oh, you mean that sleeping with his campaign manager's wife thing?
I'd forgotten about that little transgression.
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