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Exclusive: Gavin Newsom’s iPod playlist!

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“My Best Friend’s Girlfriend” — The Cars
“Tempted” — Squeeze
“Love the One You’re With” — Stephen Stills
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” — Hank Williams
“Jesse’s Girl” — Rick Springfield
“Let’s Get It On” — Marvin Gaye

For those of you who’ve been floating in a sensory deprivation tank since last night, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom slept with one of his staffers, who also happens to be the wife of one of his best friends, his deputy chief of staff and his campaign manager. Here’s some video of the brief news conference this morning at which he owned up to it.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.