Tag Archives: Gavin Newsom

CALIFORNIA: Newsom Takes Top Slot In Gubernatorial “Jungle” Primary, Printing Snafu Snarls Voting For Some

The Associated Press reports: John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with Democrat Gavin Newsom. Cox got about a quarter of ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gavin Newsom Hails His 2004 Move On Same-Sex Marriage In First Gubernatorial Ad [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who sits atop most polls and has raised the most money in the 2018 California governor’s race, begins spending some of it Monday with his first campaign ad. It features the then-San Francisco mayor presiding over the first same-sex marriages in the city on this day 14 years ago. “Today, we ...

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Homocon Richard Grenell Exploits Trans Women To Attack Gavin Newsom On Gun Control [VIDEO]

From the Desert Sun: Richard Grenell, a Palm Springs resident, Trump delegate and Fox News contributor, is behind a series of ads this week targeting Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s gun-control measure that’s expected to land on the November ballot. The ads were created by a new group calling itself the Coalition for Civil Liberties and are unique in who they ...

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SF Giants World Series Victory Parade

Lt. Governor-elect Mayor Gavin Newsom and Brian “The Beard” Wilson go by right at the beginning of this clip.

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On San Francisco’s Proposition L

Anybody who has visited or lived in San Francisco over the last decade might agree that after the city’s physical beauty, the single-most memorable feature of the town is its staggering, almost Third Worldly volume of homelessness. Many politicians have tried and failed to legislate the homeless out of town, but San Francisco has a deserved reputation as a haven ...

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CALIFORNIA: Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado Attacks SF Mayor Gavin Newsom

In one of the longest and strangest attack ads we’ve seen yet, California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado goes after his 2010 opponent, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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SF LGBT Center Denies $1M Bailout Request From The City

The San Francisco LGBT Center has issued a statement denying yesterday’s SF Chronicle story claiming that they’d requested a $1M mortgage bailout from the city. Via their PDF: We do have $3.2 million in outstanding debt related to the construction of the building, which has been carried in a loan with First Republic Bank. After almost a year of very ...

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Gavin Newsom On Obama & Marriage

Today SF Mayor Gavin Newsom talks to Maureen O’Dowd about leaving politics and his disappointment with President Obama on gay marriage. “Oh, I can’t get in trouble here,” Newsom said with a playful wince. “I want him to succeed. But I am very upset by what he’s not done in terms of rights of gays and lesbians. I understand it ...

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Gavin Newsom Quits CA Governor Race

Citing brutal political fallout for his Joe Jervis Day proclamation earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the race for California governor. I kid, I kid, nobody wants him. Newsom is withdrawing from the Democratic primary amid lackluster poll numbers and meager fund-raising receipts. His withdrawal leaves state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, who is expected ...

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Proclamation

At my birthday dinner in the Castro last night, in the presence of about 25 dear friends from around the country, my loyal companion Aaron stood and delivered a lovely speech, after which San Franciscan Leif Wauters unveiled a plaque from Mayor Gavin Newsom declaring October 10th as “Joe Jervis Day in San Francisco.” ::thud:: As those who know me ...

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Bill Clinton Endorses SF Mayor Gavin Newsom For California Governor

Bill Clinton has issued an early endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s bid in the 2010 California gubernatorial race. But does Clinton really like Newsom or is this payback for Jerry Brown? Seventeen years after Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown clashed in the 1992 race for the White House, the former president made clear today that bygones will not ...

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Newsom Makes It Official

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has officially declared his candidacy for governor of California.

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Like It Or Not, Yes On 8 Ad Featuring Gavin Newsom Wins Top Industry Prize

The Yes On 8 ad men who created the infamous “Like It Or Not” clip featuring SF Mayor Gavin Newsom have won the top prize at an industry convention. Frank Schubert walked off a big winner at the just-concluded 2009 Pollie Awards for his come-from-behind knockout punch to same-sex marriage, and he had a special guy to thank: Mayor Gavin ...

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National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s 2009 New York Leadership Awards

Last night my loyal companion Aaron and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s annual New York Leadership Awards, where San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and designer John Bartlett were recognized for their contributions to the LGBT movement. Here’s a quick slideshow of the event; I’ll add more thoughts on the evening later today. Full screen versions of ...

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Monday: New York Leadership Awards

On Monday the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force hosts its annual New York Leadership Awards. This year’s honorees include designer John Bartlett and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Tickets available here. My coverage of the 2008 awards is here.

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Gavin Newsom Goes For It

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has laid low in the marriage equality fight ever since the Yes On 8 side scored big with their “Like It Or Not” ad. But yesterday he launched a new round of fundraisers and media appearances in a last minute bid to turn the polling around. In the last week of what could be one ...

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Money Pouring In For No On 8

Last week’s startling news that Proposition 8 appears poised for approval in California has brought an avalanche of donations to No On 8. After sounding the alarm last week about its $10 million fundraising deficit, Equality California, the lead organization for the No on 8 campaign, has raised more than $3 million within California since Oct. 6, including a $1 ...

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SF Mayor Gavin Newsom:
No On 8’s Worst Nightmare

According to the SF Chronicle, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has become the greatest liability for the No On 8 campaign. Gavin Newsom has always played a starring role in the same-sex marriage debate, but in recent weeks that role has turned decidedly unheroic. The mayor has become the reluctant face of the campaign opposing same-sex unions with the help ...

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