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Gavin Newsom Appears in 1st-grade Textbook with Abraham Lincoln, MLK

Parents in a Sacramento, California suburban school district were shocked this week to discover that Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, the Democratic Party candidate for governor in November, was portrayed in a first-grade textbook as a “champion for people’s rights.”

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Barack Obama Endorses Gavin Newsom for Governor of California

Former Democratic President Barack Obama endorsed fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom for governor of California on Wednesday and praised him for being “the first to recognize the right to marry who you love” when he briefly legalized gay marriage in 2004, during his time as mayor of San Francisco.

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After Cox Calls Him Out, Gavin Newsom Says He Was Wrong for Reporting Illegal Aliens to ICE as SF Mayor

California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D), who is competing against Republican John Cox to become California’s next governor, reportedly said he regrets implementing a policy while he was mayor of San Francisco that required law enforcement officers to report juvenile illegal aliens who were charged with committing violent crimes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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California Republican Party Declines to Endorse for Governor

The California Republican Party will not be backing one single candidate in the race for governor this year, after neither of the two frontrunners managed to win 60% of the delegates’ votes at the party convention in San Diego over the weekend.

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Gavin Newsom Dominates Money Race for California Governor

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democrat who is the frontrunner in the race to become California’s next governor, continues to lead the crowded field of candidates in fundraising, having raised approximately $4.6 million in this most recent filing period.

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Report: Gavin Newsom Never Went to Rehab for Alcoholism

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the frontrunner to be California’s next governor, reportedly did not go to rehab for alcoholism in 2007, which he blamed for an affair he had that ended his first marriage to Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle.