Newsom won't run for Senate in 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced he will not seek election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Newsom posted the following message on Facebook Monday morning:

It's always better to be candid than coy. While I am humbled by the widespread encouragement of so many and hold in the highest esteem those who serve us in federal office, I know that my head and my heart, my young family's future, and our unfinished work all remain firmly in the State of California --- not Washington D.C. Therefore I will not seek election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

In the months to come, I look forward to doing whatever I can to help elect California's next great Democratic Senator --- one worthy of succeeding Barbara Boxer and serving this remarkable state of dreamers and doers in the United States Senate.

- Gavin


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