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Bill Clinton to join Gavin Newsom in L.A. today to support mayor's bid for governor

Bclinton Former President Bill Clinton, who last month pledged his support for Gavin Newsom’s bid for California governor in 2010, will join the San Francisco mayor this afternoon for a visit to Los Angeles City College and a fundraiser.

Clinton and Newsom will visit a science and technology building at LACC and talk with students “about education for green technology jobs, including those in solar installation, weatherization and more,” Newsom campaign officials said in a news release.

The LACC event is not open to the public.

Later this evening, Clinton will be Newsom’s guest at a private fundraiser for his gubernatorial campaign.

Clinton has history with one of Newsom’s expected rivals for the Democratic nomination, current California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, whom Clinton ran against in 1992 for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The tensions peaked at a debate in Chicago, when Brown said Clinton had funneled “money to his wife’s law firm for state business.”

“I don’t care what you say about me, but you ought to be ashamed of yourself for jumping on my wife,” Clinton snapped, shaking his finger at Brown. “You’re not worth being on the same platform as my wife.”

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

Photo: Former President Clinton speaking Oct. 1 in Haiti. Credit: Thony Belizaire / AFP/Getty Images  

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Comments () | Archives (11)

I like Newsom's support of gay rights but, his support of illegal rights is troublesome.

I remember his hypocritical statements in Chicago. This guy thinks he has done nothing wrong and goes around like he is the king of the universe. Yes, he may be a great speaker and riveting personality but so was Hitler.

I'm so tired of the Clinton's and the Politics they play, that I will not vote for the status quote and keep my own opinion and not follow the coolaid gang.

stoked clinton is going to help newsom with his campaign! two smart and charismatic leaders! this is what california needs to once again lead the u.s. i'm excited! sorry arnold, but your entire reign was a joke! you slid in when davis got shafted about the energy crisis which was NOT his fault in the first place, and have done absolutely nothing to bring california back to prominence... I will no doubt be voting for newsom!

Gavin Newsome should go to jail for not doing his job, and willingly and boisterously defying the laws of our state....and he wants to run it? Is he kidding....blatantly marrying gay couples when the law clearly said they weren't legal in California was Gavin Newsome spitting on the CA law book. Not to mention what should be seen as his assistance in helping illegal aliens stay illegal. You don't get my vote when you trucked illegals from SF down to my backyard.

Great, just what we need, another dishonest democrat running California. Go away Bill Clinton, go away and play with Obama, you're all disgracing America.

Lets see if I have this right; The guy that would jump on any chick that walked faster than three miles per hour is backing the guy that jumped on his best friends wife? There is a beautiful symmetry there.

Jerry Brown is the only viable candidate for governor. What has Newsom done other than wreck San Francisco?

Oh, and Ramon, it is "status quo", note "status quote".

Birds of a feather, flock together. Bill cheated on his wife and Gavin had sex with his campaign manager's wife! Both men are idiots and he's not getting my vote!!!!!

Please California voters, Google "Edwin Ramos" and "Bologna." That is a fine example of SF's sanctuary city policy in action.

Visited SF lately? Homeless people abound, the streets smell of urine, and in places it's little more than a third-world country. There's plenty of gang activity and that city is utterly unsafe. Did I mention SF county's DA, one of Newsom's buddies, refuses to seek the death penalty no matter how heinous the crime (see Ramos above).

The city is broke and Newsom is trying to put a policy in place that would give a $25 savings bond to every kindergartner entering SF schools, to be used toward college costs. The only thing holding up the program: trying to figure out how illegals can take part.
Please, just say no.

"blatantly marrying gay couples when the law clearly said they weren't legal in California was Gavin Newsome spitting on the CA law book"

And this guy wants to run our state???

NOT with my or my families vote!


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