''With a young family and responsibilities at City Hall, I found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort.... 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.''
Gavin Newsom, current Mayor of San Francisco, stating that he will not be running for Governor of California. The San Jose Mercury news alludes to his years-long involvement battling for same-sex marriage in that state and a very public affair as issues he could not overcome to gain traction in the race. It is reported that former Governor Jerry Brown will now be the lead candidate among Democrats, to seek the office once again. Brown also has a long history of extremely strong support for the gay, lesbian, bi and trans community. (San Jose Mercury News) (Jerry Brown 2010)