Gavin Newsom for Governor?

March 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is quietly preparing for a campaign to be the next governor of California.Newsom says it's premature to publicly talk about a possible campaign, but he says people have talked to him about it privately.

He's also raised his profile by traveling across the state to make speeches about global warming and same sex marriage.

The list of potential Democratic candidates also includes former Governor Jerry Brown, former candidate Steve Westly, and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.