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First Clinton, now Hickenlooper.

That would be Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, who has endorsed San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in his bid for the California Democratic gubernatorial nomination, according to a Newsom news release sent out today.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Gavin on many issues through the U.S. Conference of Mayors," Hickenlooper says in the release. "He and I share priorities on issues like education, health care, ending homelessness, and safeguarding the environment. His dedication to public service and commitment to reform and innovation are what California needs for a new direction."

Newsom won former President Bill Clinton's endorsement at a Los Angeles event last month and has also been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, and state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, who is Newsom's campaign co-chairman.

Attorney General Jerry Brown has yet to announce his candidacy for governor but is leading Newsom in the polls and in money raised.



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