Gubernatorial Elections

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Steve Ugbah, East Bay Professor, Arrested in Nigeria

    Welcome home, Steve​Steve Ugbah, a marketing professor at Cal State East Bay, was frustrated by the lack of progress in his birthplace of Benue, Nigera -- which is why he decided to return home and run for governor.But that experience didn't go so well for the Dublin resident who was arrested yest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Gavin Newsom Planning a Run For Governor -- Surprise, Surprise

    Gav for gov: take 2​Chronicle duo Matier & Ross today gave us the scoop -- Gavin Newsom is planning a run for governor. Even though it doesn't feel like news to us, we were still intrigued by the column, which cites an anonymous source who said Newsom had recently asked him for money to help w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Pelosi Called 'Sick Woman' By Former GOP Candidate Carl Paladino

    We get don't like Pelosi​Defunct New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino made the unfortunate and embarrassing mistake of hitting send on an e-mail where he called Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi a "sick woman."In that scenario, there's only two things to do: apologize or get defensive. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Gavin Newsom Is No Longer 'Mayor Twitter'

    ​There was a time when Mayor Gavin Newsom used Twitter so often he required an @intervention. He tweeted out his daughter's birth ("Not sure [Jen] is happy I am on twitter"), sent out a tweet urging support for Barack Obama in the midst of a tense city Budget Committee meeting, and, one time, fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    San Francisco Gays on Fire on YouTube

    ​The Week In GayWho says creativity has died in the city that brought us the beat generation (as a matter of fact, Howl -- a story about Allen Ginsburg falling in love -- opens today in San Francisco) and the flower children? Don't forget who built this damn city, people! Two of San Francisco's bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Jerry Brown Wants You -- To Put Him on a T-Shirt

    Put that man on a T-shirt. Now! ​California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is no spring chicken. And he needs your fashion advice. Brown has enough elections under his belt to know the value of lookin' sharp. That's why the man of many hours is calling on his supporters to "help Je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Will San Francisco Overlook Target's Ties to Gay Hate?

    This dog may have contributed to anti-gay causes as well...​ The city of San Francisco had multiple orgasms ripple through the streets when the news broke that Target is planning on opening not one -- but TWO -- stores in town. Doesn't that just make your toes curl and your lip twitch? They like u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    'Pedophile Island' Proposed By California Gov. Candidate

    ​Is it just us, or does state politics have an unseemly apocalyptic tone these days? First we had "demon sheep" -- twice -- then "apostles of darkness." Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes, an erstwhile unknown, has come forward with what just might be the wackiest millenarian ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    'Melrose Place' Actress, 49ers Linebacker Among Gavin Newsom's Top Donors

    Actress Daphne Zuniga, seen here as 'Princess Vespa,' thinks Gavin Newsom is the best lieutenat governor candidate in the galaxy​As goes Daphne Zuniga goes the lieutenant governor's race -- or so Gavin Newsom would hope. We reported earlier today that San Francisco's mayor has both the internal po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    L.A. Times Endorses Gavin Newsom for Lt. Gov -- 'Without Hesitation'

    ​This Monday morning is ever so much more Mondayish for Janice Hahn. Mayor Gavin Newsom's Democratic rival in the lieutenant governor's race can now offer a new take on King Lear's bitter lament: How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless hometown newspaper. The Los Angeles Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    On Cue, Lt. Gov Candidate Hahn Plays Race, Gender, S.F. Cards vs. Newsom

    Too white and San Franciscan to win? ​Less than 24 hours after lieutenant governor candidate Gavin Newsom trumpeted an endorsement from Sen. Dianne Feinstein -- giving him statewide cred and appealing to female voters -- his opponent released polling data she commissioned claiming Newsom is a liab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Former MoveOn Director to Challenge Jerry Brown in Democratic Primary

    Tilt away, Mr. Schurman​The former founding head of left-wing activist group has announced that he plans to challenge California Attorney General Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for the governor's seat.San Francisco resident Peter Schurman, who served as executive director of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Lt. Gov Candidate Hahn's 'Desperate Ploy' to Limit Newsom Fund-Raising Fails

    Free to raise boatloads of cash...​Earlier this month, would be-lieutenant governor Janice Hahn filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) alleging that Democratic opponent Gavin Newsom was violating campaign finance guidelines by having the option to go back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Newsom Attorney: Lt. Gov Rival's Complaint 'A Desperate Ploy' For Press

    Gav's counsel says politics has intruded on this political race...​You may have read this morning that would-be lieutenant governor Janice Hahn filed a complaint with the state accusing rival Mayor Gavin Newsom of shimmying around campaign spending limits. Not only is Newsom's San Leandro-based at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    DiFi: Not Running For Gov. Zsa-Zsa Gabor's Flamboyant Hubby: Yes.

    Dianne Feinstein has decided not to ruin Jerry Brown's shot at the statehouse​Curtailing long months of speculation stoked by precious little substance, Sen. Dianne Feinstein yesterday told Orange County crowds she's not running for governor -- and, purportedly, let ostensible front-runner Jerry B ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Amid His Other Troubles, Newsom's Fantasy Football Team Tanks

    ​You may remember a cute little story from the summer in which local mayors Gavin Newsom and Ron Dellums participated in a Yahoo fantasy football league -- with the winning mayor to receive a healthy little donation to the charity of his or her choosing. Newsom -- and his right-hand men -- won our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Lo, Gavin Newsom Tweets Not Once But Twice!

    Audrey Fukuman​Never did we think it would become "Capital N News" that Mayor Gavin Newsom has sent out a vapid Tweet; our erstwhile mayor has punched out more than 500 Tweets this year. Having read through every last one earlier this week, let me assure you: None of them is going to be studied in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Brown Spokesman Placed on Leave Over Interview-Taping Incident

    California Attorney General Jerry Brown's spokesman has been placed on leave following revelations that he secretly tape-recorded conversations with reporters, the attorney general's office said today.In a statement sent to SF Weekly in response to questions about the incident, Brown staffer Christi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Going, Going, Gavin: What's Next For Newsom, City, State?

    ​ It's unlikely anyone has ever publicly announced he's taking a job so he can spend less time with his family. But countless folks turning in their resignation letters have chalked up the decision to jump ship to a desire to spend more time with the fam. Gavin Newsom joined that lengthy list ... More >>

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