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Newsom- I'm OUT!

(SACRAMENTO) In a shocking announcement this afternoon, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced he’s pulling out of the gubernatorial race.

“It is with great regret I announce today that I am withdrawing from the race for governor of California,” said Newsom in an October 30 press release. “With a young family and responsibilities at city hall, I have found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort the way it needs to — and should be — done.

“This is not an easy decision. But it is one made with the best intentions for my wife, my daughter, the residents of the city and county of San Francisco, and California Democrats.

“When I embarked on this campaign in April, my goal was to engage thousands and thousands of Californians dedicated to reforming our broken system and bringing change to Sacramento.

“I will continue to fight for change and the causes and issues for which I care deeply — universal health care, a cleaner environment, and a green economy for our families, better education for our children, and, of course, equal rights under the law for all citizens."