Newsom's Svengali: Son of Michael Savage's Money Is No Good Here (Now That People Are Paying Attention)

Yesterday we reported some of the more interesting names on would-be Governor Gavin Newsom's major donor's list — including ousted Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, a bevy of movie moguls and Russell Weiner, the man behind Rockstar Energy Drinks. Weiner is also the son of right-wing radio shock jock Michael Savage — and has a history of right-wing, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant politics of his own.

Today Eric Jaye, Newsom's longtime campaign manager, confirmed that Weiner's $25,000 donation will be returned. From a Jaye e-mail:

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