her to make serious inroads," Tulchin told the media. Citing Newsom's 62-16 lead in the Bay Area, the pollster said this race is done: "If you're up 46 points in the biggest Democratic region of
the state, [a Hahn comeback] basically can't be done."
Hahn's campaign manager, Michael Trujillo, said this poll was simply a
name recognition contest -- which would be a more valid complaint if
the Democratic primary wasn't being held next month. Trujillo chided
Newsom for his poor showing against "an unknown councilwoman from Los
Angeles" -- an odd way to describe the person who signs your checks.
That unknown councilwoman has raised a shade over $100,000 in "major donations" of $1,000 or more since the last reporting period of March 17. Newsom has pocketed nearly $430,000.
It appears Newsom is in a familiar position: Looking good, sitting pretty, and feeling like (almost) a million bucks.