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10-31-2009, 07:42 AM
Newsom Pulls Out of California’s Gubernatorial Race

By David Sabatini
Epoch Times Staff Oct 30, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom abandoned his bid for the Democratic nomination and withdrew from the California governor’s race due to family and work responsibilities, he announced on Friday.

"This is not an easy decision. But it is one I make with the best intentions for my wife, daughter, the residents of the city and county of San Francisco, and California Democrats," Mayor Newsom said in a prepared statement.

Newsom was running for California governor next year, succeeding incumbent term-limited Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“When I embarked on this campaign in April, my goal was to engage thousands and thousands of Californians dedicated to reforming our broken system and bringing change to Sacramento,” he said.

Mayor Newsom was endorsed by former president Bill Clinton.

Despite an endorsement and high-profile fundraising effort from the former president Bill Clinton earlier this month, a Field poll released on Oct. 8 showed Newsome trailing behind all republican gubernatorial candidates.

One of the main opponents to Newsom would have been the former governor of California and current California Attorney General Jerry Brown who, according to experts had the potential to out-fundraise Newsom six-to-one.

The San Francisco Mayor made the national headlines in 2004 when he defied state law and directed the city of San Francisco to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

He was also a high-profile supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign during the presidential bid before she left the race.

"Today's announcement by Mayor Newsom has little impact beyond the irony that the party that likes to lecture everyone about diversity is down to just one candidate for governor in an open seat election seven months before the primary," said California Republican Party in a statement.

Newsom's campaign declined to comment on his future plans.

VicVinegar
10-31-2009, 12:30 PM
By "family and work responsibilities" I assume he means doing blow in the back of a blacked-out SUV and drinking the blood of orphans.

kroqken
10-31-2009, 12:34 PM
I support Edmund G Brown Jr., better known as Jerry Brown, the California Attorney General and former governor,, no matter what. I have been a fan of his since I was a very young child. Meg Whitman is a moron, by the way. My favorite site for California political news is http://www.calitics.com and my favorite blog for Los Angeles politics is http://www.mayorsam.blogspot.com even though one of its writers, Michael Higby, is a fat fuck!

kitt kat
10-31-2009, 12:35 PM
wtffff
i don't want a republican governor anymore

kroqken
10-31-2009, 12:40 PM
wtffff
i don't want a republican governor anymore

Jerry Brown is a stronger Democratic candidate for governor than Gavin Newsom would have been if he were the nominee.

TomAz
10-31-2009, 04:41 PM
I thought this was gonna be about Gavin McLeod

http://www.bay-of-fundie.com/img/2008/gavin-macleod.jpg

mountmccabe
10-31-2009, 05:38 PM
By "family and work responsibilities" I assume he means doing blow in the back of a blacked-out SUV and drinking the blood of orphans.

I assume he means he needs be helping his second cousin Joanna record a new album.

kroqken
11-02-2009, 09:46 PM
I still remember the old 800 number when Jerry Brown ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1992, it was 800-426-1112 and it still works. That number predates the world wide web.

Wheres the beef?
11-02-2009, 10:36 PM
San Francisco > California

PassiveTheory
11-02-2009, 11:53 PM
Ken supports Jerry Brown wholeheartedly.

Yet another reason why I hope his local library burns down. He doesn't have to be inside when it happens, but I'm not going to split hairs on that wish.

SFChrissy
11-03-2009, 09:44 AM
That makes for an easy decision for me at the polls...