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Race for Unknown Political Office Heats Up

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It would be nice if Lt. Governor candidate (and L.A. City Councilmember) Janice Hahn focused on issues rather than attacking possible candidate (and San Francisco Mayor) Gavin Newsom. Of course, the political theatre that it has become is drawing attention to a race that no one ever pays attention to and in the end, that may be the genius behind it all. It also brings more attention to Hahn, herself, who would be otherwise unknown to the rest of the state if Newsom decides to enter. "In the next 10 days or so ... I'll make a decision," Newsom says.

Yesterday Hahn's Chief Strategist Garry South sent out a statement deriding Newsom (read it in full below). You see, South used to be Newsom's advisor and that has people calling for South's resignation. South's points are valid--Gavin has publicly denounced the office of Lt. Governor--but did he cross a line?