Bil Browning

Gavin Newsom is running for CA Governor

Filed By Bil Browning | April 21, 2009 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: California, campaign announcement, Gavin Newsom, governor, San Francisco

SHOCKER!! Gavin Newsom is running for Governor of California. Newsom announced his candidacy over Twitter this morning.

It's official- running for Gov of CA. Wanted you to be the first to know. Need your help. Check out video: and ReTweet

Of course, this isn't major news to Projectors. Newsom talked bluntly about his candidacy for the office with contributor Jerame Davis a couple of weeks ago. Newsom backtracked to say he needed to "talk to my wife" before making an official announcement after making definitive statements like, "We're going to need a lot of help - a lot of support. It's going to be a tough race."

Newsom's video statement about his official campaign launch after the jump.

So whattaya think? Would you vote for him?

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He's really fond of Sisyphean tasks, it seems.

He has been a total disaster as mayor. He inadvertently helped destroy the one good thing to come out of his administration (and that began as a rather desperate attempt to head off a recall campaign) when he made that completely clueless "Whether you like it or not..." speech.

Let me be among the first to publically announce that I will vote for someone else.

Very ambivalent about him....I know that he is pro-LGBT, but his judgement nd finesse at times seems to be...well, totally absent

I would vote for him if I lived in California. He had been an outstanding supporter of our rights. It will be interesting to see how he handles the gay marriage support.

I will vote for him and I do live in CA. We could all do worse by voting for someone else. One thing is for sure, he is very LGTB friendly...and right now, I will take the one who supports me and my brothers and sisters the most.

Go Gavin!

I like Antonio Villaraigosa better, but that might just be because I volunteered on his first mayoral campaign. He's also very pro-LGBT.

I know they both cheated on their wives, but something about the fact that Newsome did it with his best friend/campaign manager's wife makes me worry he'll be another Spitzer. Lots of promise, tragically wasted when he can't keep it in his pants.

And yes, I know that sex shouldn't be an issue, but it is, and I'm not going to be naive about that.

I think his campaign slogan should be, "I did it to Ruby, I'm doing it to San Francisco, and now I want to do it to all of California, WHETHER LIKE IT OR NOT!!!!!"

He has been a horrible mayor, and I fear what he would be like as governor.