Hahn fires shot across the bow against Newsom

Gavin Newsom at Orange County Town Hall

Gavin Newsom at Orange County Town Hall

(LOS ANGELES) – The Janice Hahn for Lieutenant Governor campaign today released a YouTube video highlighting some of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s recent comments about the office.

Here is the link, with a transcript below:

http://janicehahn.com/videos/newsom

TRANSCRIPT

SLATE: What does Gavin Newsom know about Lieutenant Governor?

NEWSOM: “What does the lieutenant governor do? For the life of me, I don’t know.”

RADIO HOST: “Are you going to run for lieutenant governor?”

NEWSOM: “No!”

SCOTT SHAFER, KQED PUBLIC RADIO: “Given what he said today, I think it would be hard for him to turn around and say, ‘But I could run for lieutenant governor.'”

SLATE: and now…NEWSPAPER HEADLINES OS: “Newsom eyes Lt. Gov Post – Fresno Bee” “Newsom Still Pondering Lt. Gov Run – SF Chronicle” “SF Mayor Newsom Files Papers in Lt. Gov Race – San Jose Mercury News” “Newsom Entering Lt. Gov’s Race? – SFist”

REPORTER AT PRESS CONFERENCE: “What do you see the lieutenant governor do?”

NEWSOM: “Well, this is what I’m assessing and analyzing…LAUGHTER by Newsom and news media

NEWSOM: “What does the lieutenant governor do?”

NEWSOM: “What does the lieutenant governor do? I certainly respect the position as a political jumping-off point, but for the life of me I don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, don’t know…

SLATE: Gavin Newsom doesn’t know what the Lieutenant Governor does?

SLATE: Janice Hahn does know!

SLATE: Help elect the first woman Lieutenant Governor.

While rumors persist, there has been no indication thus far that Newsom will enter the Lieutenant Governor’s race. But stranger things have happened.