Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Newsom Gives Kamala Harris' AG Run His Official Benediction

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 12:25 PM

This man thinks you should vote for Kamala Harris for AG.
  • This man thinks you should vote for Kamala Harris for AG.
Kamala Harris is trumpeting yet another handsome endorsement in her quest for Attorney General -- Mayor Gavin Newsom. While the two pols haven't always seen eye-to-eye, they came together enough today to offer flowery paeans to each others' leadership qualities.

"As District Attorney, Kamala Harris has been an effective and dedicated partner in San Francisco's efforts to tackle school truancy, crack down on financial crimes, and combat human trafficking and child predators," said the mayor and likely future candidate for lieutenant governor.

"Mayor Newsom has been an exceptional leader in San Francisco and many of his groundbreaking initiatives serve as a model for our state and nation," said the District Attorney and candidate for Attorney General.

Yikes -- get a room!

While this endorsement nips in the bud the prospect of any awkward moments in the hallways of City Hall or the Hall of Justice, it remains to be seen just how much sway a Newsom blessing will have with the people of California.

After all, Gavin Newsom's political coat tails have been notoriously short. And the last candidate Newsom endorsed for office didn't fare so well. That candidate was, of course, Gavin Newsom

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , ,

About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"