Gavin Newsom says he is not running for Congress 

Back when Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom was packing his boxes to move into his inlaw’s home in Marin County, we reported on some speculation that Newsom was moving into the area so he could qualify to run for Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s congressional seat (she’s expected to announce her retirement on Monday).

Well guess what? Newsom isn’t running for Woolsey’s seat, so there.

Newsom’s spokesman Francisco Castillo sent out a statement Tuesday debunking all the rumors and innuendo.

“Contrary to rumors and speculations cited in recent media reports, Lt. Governor Newsom has no intention of pursuing a run for the U.S. House of Representatives,” the statement read. “Next month, he’ll be unveiling an economic development plan for California that outlines straight-forward, achievable goals and objectives that are his priorities and passion. As Lieutenant Governor, he’s committed to addressing the challenges facing our state in the coming years.”

Of course, the former San Francisco mayor said a few times that he would not run for lieutenant governor, either, so we’ll have to just wait and see.

bbegin@sfexaminer.com

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