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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gavin Newsom Planning a Run for Governor -- Surprise, Surprise

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 8:15 AM

click to enlarge Gav for gov: take 2
  • Gav for gov: take 2

Chronicle duo Matier & Ross today gave us the scoop -- Gavin Newsom is planning a run for governor.

Even though it doesn't feel like news to us, we were still intrigued by the column, which cites an anonymous source who said Newsom had recently asked him for money to help with a renewed bid for governor.

Well, what else does Newsom have to do in his free time between making YouTube videos  and shopping for baby clothes, but plan for his next big move?

Someone as politically ambitious and obsessed as Newsom is not going to

make lieutenant governor his final stop. After being elected to his current post,

he admitted that he was already thinking about higher office, including another run for governor.

According to the Chronicle, he has already opened a re-election campaign for 2014, and he could easily transfer that money into a future exploratory campaign for governor.

But until that dream becomes reality, Newsom will just have to settle for his current post, which includes delivering the keynote address at the less notable ACI National Home Performance Conference this morning.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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