San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom to run for governor of California
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The mayor of California, , has announced via that he will be running for the state's governor in the . He will be in the running to replace California's current governor, .,
"It's official- running for Gov of CA. Wanted you to be the first to know. Need your help," said Newsom on his official Twitter profile. Newsom also posted a video on his campaign website which was launched earlier this morning.
"I hope that you will join our campaign that has set out to change California, because I know we can do better. We can't afford to keep returning to the same old, tired ideas and expect a different result," says Newsom in his campaign video.
Newsom promises more, local economic stimulus and . His video doesn't mention anything about , but Newsom is an active opponent of , California's ban on same-sex marriages.
Newsom has been San Francisco's mayor since 2003 and was re-elected in 2007.
- Gavin Newsom. "Newsom twitter Announcement" — , April 21, 2009