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I Guess Gavin Newsom Doesn't Think Lt-Gov Is So Bad After All

by: Robert Cruickshank

Thu Mar 11, 2010 at 16:32:33 PM PST


Ending weeks of speculation, Gavin Newsom is going to announce his campaign for Lt. Governor tomorrow:

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will announce Friday that he is running for lieutenant governor, people who have been contacted by him say....

Newsom has formed a fundraising committee for the run, and the first checks for his new statewide bid were reported Thursday. He reported receiving nearly $18,000 from three donors Thursday. He received $6,500 apiece from Mark and Susie Buell, owners of the Esprit clothing company and longtime backers. He also reported receiving $4,950 from Peter Ragone, his former press secretary.

So now we'll have a 3-way race between Newsom, State Senator Dean Florez, and LA City Councilmember Janice Hahn. As you recall, Calitics interviewed Janice Hahn last November, and she made a very favorable and strong impression. We've also interviewed Gavin Newsom back when he was still a candidate for governor.

In many ways, this race will showcase the future leadership of California Democrats. The winner of the primary will go on to defeat Abel Maldonado and will be a top contender to be the next governor, whether they succeed Jerry Brown or (god forbid) Meg Whitman. It's to the benefit of Democrats and progressives that this race be issue-oriented, and free of the unfortunate personal attacks that would undermine all the candidates involved.

Robert Cruickshank :: I Guess Gavin Newsom Doesn't Think Lt-Gov Is So Bad After All
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Issue Oriented? (0.00 / 0)
Robert, you made a good point
It's to the benefit of Democrats and progressives that this race be issue-oriented, and free of the unfortunate personal attacks that would undermine all the candidates involved.

Let me ask. When did that every happen?

Now I'll put away my cynicism for the evening.  

Changing CA, one open mind at a time.  


FLOREZ for Lt. Gov. (4.00 / 1)
Newsom's entry into this race doesn't change the fact that State Senator DEAN FLOREZ is by far the best candidate running for this office.
Florez knows Sacramento, isn't afraid to stand up to special interests--including agricultural interests in his own backyard, and has had success in getting meaningful legislation passed.
Check out http://www.DeanFlorez.com

easy on the all caps, there n/t (0.00 / 0)


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One of the great things about Sen. Florez... (0.00 / 0)
...was his willingness to help out and visit places often overlooked by statewide Dem candidates (read Placer County). He came and headlined our first Placer County Young Democrats event last June, staffed only by him & his wife. He stayed for the entire event, shook every hand in the place, and has been a great personal contact ever since. I am going to sorely miss having him in the race, regardless of how much I respect & admire the other candidates.

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Now that he's out, who's your Pick Dan? (0.00 / 0)
Guess we can discuss tomorrow?

(Janet)

Guess I still have San Francisco hippie values, although I'm an engineer


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Newsom a good candidate (0.00 / 0)
I think he will do fine now that he's rid of South.

Gotta say, Hahn's campaign email is awful (0.00 / 0)
I was impressed with her when she spoke at various caucuses at the last CDP Executive Board mtg. But the empty, negative rhetoric coming from her team is just bad. Makes me want to look the other way.

Guess I still have San Francisco hippie values, although I'm an engineer

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