But that's okay -- he has the endorsements of scads of party luminaries,
including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and, for that
matter, Rep. Barbara Lee (Does Barbara Lee still speak for me, bumper
sticker people?). Perhaps most importantly, he picked up the nod from
the California Teachers Association, a union as vital to the Democrats
as groundhogs are to the economy of Punxsutawney, Penn.
Crucially for Newsom, Hahn did not pick up the endorsement -- and right in her hometown, too. That leaves Newsom's momentum intact -- and his fund-raising likely won't be dented. Pundits predicting a Newsom walkover in the primary see no reason to hedge their bets.