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Controversial Newsom To Run For Calif. Governor

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Controversial Newsom To Run For Calif. Governor

Politics

Controversial Newsom To Run For Calif. Governor

Controversial Newsom To Run For Calif. Governor

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San Francisco's controversial mayor, Gavin Newsom, announced Tuesday that he is considering running for governor of California. Madeleine Brand talks to Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, about Newsom's history as a liberal leader, the scandals in his past and whether or not Californians would be receptive to his bid.