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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom has reportedly scored the support of President Bill Clinton.

Clinton is expected to endorse the San Francisco mayor when he joins Newsom at two Los Angeles campaign events Oct. 5.

Art Torres, former head of the California Democratic Party, told ABC News that a former president has never before endorsed a candidate in a California primary for statewide office.

All in the family flashbacks:

Newsom endorsed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's White House run early in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

Clinton outpolled Attorney General Jerry Brown, who is expected to announce a gubernatorial run, by 7 points in the 1992 California presidential primary.


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