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News, The Snitch U.C. Logo: Gavin Newsom Is Not a Fan

U.C. Logo: Gavin Newsom Is Not a Fan

Erstwhile San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was a master of government by press release, the Picasso of symbolic leadership. He's now lieutenant governor, a job with a relationship to weightiness and responsibility akin to Picasso's relationship with photorealism. So it…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly Votes for Gavin Newsom

Chris Daly Votes for Gavin Newsom

right" border="0" width="170">Photographic evidence! ​Among Mayor Gavin Newsom's nemeses, Supervisor Chris Daly is often front and center. It could be because the frenetic and profane Daly is an easy target; it could be because Newsom and Daly are often…
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News, The Snitch 'Melrose Place' Actress, 49ers Linebacker Among Gavin Newsom's Top Donors

'Melrose Place' Actress, 49ers Linebacker Among Gavin Newsom's Top Donors

As goes Daphne Zuniga goes the lieutenant governor's race -- or so Gavin Newsom would hope. We reported earlier today that San Francisco's mayor has both the internal polling numbers and a huge financial advantage over Democratic challenger Janice Hahn.…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom: The Nomination Is Mine!

Gavin Newsom: The Nomination Is Mine!

Gavin Newsom's lieutenant governor campaign has released an internal poll it says demonstrates San Francisco's mayor has an insurmountable lead in his political quest to flee our fair city. According to Newsom pollster Ben Tulchin, his man has a commanding…
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News, The Snitch L.A. Times Endorses Gavin Newsom for Lt. Gov -- 'Without Hesitation'

L.A. Times Endorses Gavin Newsom for Lt. Gov -- 'Without Hesitation'

This Monday morning is ever so much more Mondayish for Janice Hahn. Mayor Gavin Newsom's Democratic rival in the lieutenant governor's race can now offer a new take on King Lear's bitter lament: How sharper than a serpent's tooth it…
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News, The Snitch Tom Ammiano: Abel Maldonado 'a Dog'

Tom Ammiano: Abel Maldonado 'a Dog'

The second time was the charm for Republican State Sen. Abel Maldonado. Two months after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's nominee to fill the position of lieutenant governor was bounced by the state Assembly, that same body yesterday approved him by a…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Doesn't Get Dem Endorsement -- But He's Still Looking Pretty

Newsom Doesn't Get Dem Endorsement -- But He's Still Looking Pretty

Mayor Gavin Newsom put on a charm offensive at this weekend's state Democratic Party Convention, hoping to win the official endorsement for lieutenant governor. He didn't get it -- but he still left in a commanding position in his quest…
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News, The Snitch Outspoken Consultant Jack Davis Denies Rumors He's Gunning for Newsom -- Yet

Outspoken Consultant Jack Davis Denies Rumors He's Gunning for Newsom -- Yet

Lawyer Jerry Hallisey recently made the mistake of sending an e-mail to Jack Davis, asking the San Francisco mover-and-shaker political consultant if he'd attend a $1,000-a-head fund-raiser for Gavin Newsom's lieutenant governor run. He got back an answer that said…
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News, The Snitch Did S.F. Women's Group Endorse Newsom (S.F.) or Hahn (Woman) for Lt. Gov?

Did S.F. Women's Group Endorse Newsom (S.F.) or Hahn (Woman) for Lt. Gov?

You could call it a political incubator. With would-be lieutenant governor Mayor Gavin Newsom recently trotting out an endorsement from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (female, much gravitas statewide) and opponent Janice Hahn trotting out a "survey" claiming Newsom's whiteness, maleness, and…
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News, The Snitch On Cue, Lt. Gov Candidate Hahn Plays Race, Gender, S.F. Cards vs. Newsom

On Cue, Lt. Gov Candidate Hahn Plays Race, Gender, S.F. Cards vs. Newsom

Less than 24 hours after lieutenant governor candidate Gavin Newsom trumpeted an endorsement from Sen. Dianne Feinstein -- giving him statewide cred and appealing to female voters -- his opponent released polling data she commissioned claiming Newsom is a liability…
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News, The Snitch Feinstein Endorsement Gives Newsom What He Needs, When He Needs It

Feinstein Endorsement Gives Newsom What He Needs, When He Needs It

When then-gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom in September dropped the news that President Bill Clinton was endorsing him, local political analysts told SF Weekly "this doesn't suck!" And yet, within a month and a half, larger problems led to Newsom abandoning…
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News, The Snitch Lt. Gov Candidate Hahn's 'Desperate Ploy' to Limit Newsom Fund-Raising Fails

Lt. Gov Candidate Hahn's 'Desperate Ploy' to Limit Newsom Fund-Raising Fails

Earlier this month, would be-lieutenant governor Janice Hahn filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) alleging that Democratic opponent Gavin Newsom was violating campaign finance guidelines by having the option to go back to those who…
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News, The Snitch Peskin, Newsom's Lt. Gov Rival, Meet For Cup of Joe

Peskin, Newsom's Lt. Gov Rival, Meet For Cup of Joe

Spotting Aaron Peskin at Caffe Trieste is something like seeing Norm Peterson at Cheers. He's a valued customer. But you could be forgiven for pulling a Peskin double-take today. He had an interesting caffeinated meeting this afternoon -- with Janice…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Announces Lt. Gov Candidacy in Old Media Blitz. Sorry Twitter.

Newsom Announces Lt. Gov Candidacy in Old Media Blitz. Sorry Twitter.

Does it ever feel like Gavin Newsom only comes back to San Francisco to say he's leaving? There's the mayor this minute on KTVU Channel 2 speaking at a mile a minute confirming the worst-kept secret since Liberace's sexuality: He's…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco-Libs: Write Your Own Newsom Lt. Gov Statement!

San Francisco-Libs: Write Your Own Newsom Lt. Gov Statement!

PRINT IT OUT AND PLAY ALONG! Gavin Newsom today announced he's running for lieutenant governor -- quelle surprise!My fellow San Franciscans: When I first arrived in this city (big number) __________ years ago, all I had was the (petroleum product)…
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News, The Snitch Newsom Running for Lieutenant Governor? You Don't Say!

Newsom Running for Lieutenant Governor? You Don't Say!

Gavin Newsom's dose of political constipation regarding his run for lieutenant governor looks like it'll finally end tomorrow. The Los Angeles Times reports important, nameless people have assured them Newsom sought their support and will make his announcement tomorrow, armed…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Makes a Lieutenant Governor Filing in Sacramento

Gavin Newsom Makes a Lieutenant Governor Filing in Sacramento

One day after pooh-poohing rumors he would imminently announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor, Mayor Gavin Newsom made a step toward potentially doing just that. Today is the deadline for candidates for statewide office who agree to abide by the…
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News, The Snitch Hey, Gavin: List of Upwardly Mobile Lieutenant Governors Is Truly Brief

Hey, Gavin: List of Upwardly Mobile Lieutenant Governors Is Truly Brief

UPDATE: Newsom insists he's not making any statements about running for lieutenant governor. At least not now. First things first, our calls to Gavin Newsom's political svengali, Ace Smith, have not yet been returned. We are, however, reading that any…
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News, The Snitch Will Gavin or Won't He? Lt. Gov Speculation Builds.

Will Gavin or Won't He? Lt. Gov Speculation Builds.

After Melissa Griffin reported that Mayor Gavin Newsom may announce a run for lieutenant governor as early as today, we noted that the political timing sure was right. Tomorrow is the deadline for candidates for statewide office to submit a…
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News, The Snitch If Newsom Serious About Lt. Gov Run, Political Timing Is Right

If Newsom Serious About Lt. Gov Run, Political Timing Is Right

The new hot rumor du jour is that San Francisco's erstwhile mayor, Gavin Newsom, will announce he's going to run for lieutenant governor -- perhaps as soon as Tuesday. If so, the timing would work out eerily well for Newsom…
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