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‘Governor Newsom?’

By Josh Richman
Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at 7:58 pm in Bill Lockyer, Elections, Gavin Newsom, Hillary Clinton, Oakland.

During her big rally this evening in downtown Oakland, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton was talking about the progressive values she’d like to see California export to the rest of the nation when she praised the work of “Governor Newsom.”

“Uh, Mayor Newsom,” she corrected herself, as San Francisco’s mayor blushed and bobbed and the crowd… went… WILD. “That’s what he told me to say, and I guess I can see why,” Clinton quipped.

Newsom is, of course, among rumored Democratic gubernatorial contenders for 2010. Among the others is state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, who was onstage for Clinton’s slip of the tongue and just smiled dutifully.

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