San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Enters Governor’s Race

April 21, 2009 - 3:30 PM
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made it official - he's running to become California's next governor.
San Francisco (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made it official - he's running to become California's next governor.
 
The 41-year-old mayor used the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to announce on Tuesday that he was seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 
Newsom could face 71-year-old Attorney General Jerry Brown and 64-year-old Lt. Gov. John Garamendi in next year's Democratic primary. Brown was governor from 1975 to 1983.
 
Other Democrats mentioned as possible contenders include 56-year-old Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and 75-year-old U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.