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  • Newsom pulls out of governor's race - YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...type=printable

    Newsom pulls out of governor's race
    Phil Matier, Andrew Ross,Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Staff Writers

    Friday, October 30, 2009

    (10-30) 15:37 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Hamstrung by both a lack of money and political momentum, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom withdrew from the California governor's race today.

    "With a young family and responsibilities at City Hall, I have found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort the way it needs to - and should be - done," Newsom said in a statement.

    "This is not an easy decision," he said. "But it is one made with the best intentions for my wife, my daughter, the residents of the city and county of San Francisco, and California Democrats."

    Newsom's withdrawal leaves state Attorney General Jerry Brown, who has yet to declare his candidacy, as the lone major Democrat in the 2010 race.

    The latest Field Poll showed Brown with a 20-point advantage over Newsom, double the lead he held in March.

    Brown also has been raising far more money than Newsom. Through June, he reported bringing in $7.4 million more than the mayor.

    Before announcing his withdrawal, Newsom abruptly canceled a campaign event that had been scheduled for tonight in Southern California, setting off speculation among his fundraisers that he was pulling out.

    At a City Hall news conference dealing with the bay oil spill, Newsom was asked whether he would be in town this weekend. He said he would be, and that reporters "would have a political story Sunday." He did not elaborate.

    For Newsom - who reported having just $1.2 million on hand as of June - the task of raising enough money to challenge Brown was daunting. Recent spending reports show that even a big Los Angeles fundraiser with former President Bill Clinton pulled in just 13 individual contributions over $5,000 - hardly the kind of cash haul to signal Newsom would be able to mount a serious challenge.

    That effort was made more difficult by the fact that Democratic Party officials had pressured the mayor to refrain from attacking Brown and perhaps damaging him in the general election.

    Newsom was portraying himself as a candidate of change, largely by targeting his appeal to young voters with a heavy Internet presence and online fundraising. But one chief advocate of that effort to push Newsom in social networking, Eric Jaye, left as his campaign manager earlier this year in a nasty split with the mayor. Some observers believe the campaign never recovered.

    There had been speculation Newsom might settle for a spot in the lieutenant governor's race, with Brown at the top of the ticket. The mayor did not address that or anything else about his future in today's statement. His term as mayor runs through January 2012.

    "I will continue to fight for change and the causes and issues for which I care deeply - universal health care, a cleaner environment, and a green economy for our families, better education for our children, and, of course, equal rights under the law for all citizens," Newsom said.

    E-mail the writers at [email protected] and [email protected].

    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...BAI91AD538.DTL
    _____________
    "Corruptisima republica plurimae leges."

    "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
    - Cornelius Tacitus

  • #2
    awwwwww......thats too bad......

    glad we dont have to worry about having that fool in office now......
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    • #3
      Good. Now he can focus on getting some money for SFPD Class 228.

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      • #4
        Now San Francisco's District Attorney needs to give up.
        Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
        Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          "Whether ya like it or not, it's gonna happen!" GAWD I hated that commercial, almost as much as I can't stand that guy!!
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          Originally posted by Smurfette
          Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
          Originally posted by DAL
          You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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          • #6
            He wouldn't even have to go far to do that, how convenient.

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            • #7
              Who has What on him? Gotta be something really good.
              Free Deke O'Mally!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by District B 13 View Post
                Who has What on him? Gotta be something really good.
                It involves a cat, a Russian speaking man, a nine iron, and some ice cubes......lol. Wow I over thought that, was it a bit much?

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                • #9
                  Jerry Brown is relying on the fact that so many voters in CA now are too young (or speak so little English) that they don't know how badly he screwed things up as governor "back in the day." The guy left in disgrace, failed to improve Oakland while running (?) that city as mayor and wants a second chance now to run the state? He only ran for the AG's position to get name recognition among the uninformed: those who's support he most counts on.
                  "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

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                  • #10
                    Jerry Brown has a lot of political contacts and is adept at attracting media attention. Although he has toned down his liberalism a bit, I would not trust him at all. I think he breached his ethical duties as Attorney General by taking a position in the state Supreme Court that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. Like it or not, he has a duty to take the position supporting the validity of the law unless no reasonable argument can be made to support it.
                    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                    • #11
                      Great, now 'Moonbeam', runs unopposed on the Dim ticket for gov. Perfect.

                      Perhaps Newson finally understood that outside of Bagdhad-by-the-Bay, no one really knows of him, or even cares to.
                      "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

                      Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

                      Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bvales View Post
                        It involves a cat, a Russian speaking man, a nine iron, and some ice cubes......lol. Wow I over thought that, was it a bit much?
                        I heard it was a toothbrush, a squirtgun, and a feather. Guess we'll never know the real story!
                        "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

                        Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

                        Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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                        • #13
                          I hear Mr Newsom got caught out of pocket in the castro with a gallon of astro glide and a angry farm animal so he dropped out to save face. That is the word from a tranny I locked up the other day. He has got crazy intel. I've got to register him as a CI.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kieth M. View Post
                            Perhaps Newson finally understood that outside of Bagdhad-by-the-Bay, no one really knows of him, or even cares to.
                            He did not generate large crowds in Southern California, but I think that was partly because people here do know of him, and do not care for him (except in West Hollywood).
                            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                            • #15
                              So who is running for the other side??

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