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ha_GNEWSOM20338046.JPG Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is adding author to his resume: He's penning a book on the intersection between technology, social media and politics that's set for release as the 2014 campaign takes shape.

"This solution-driven book suggests that we are at the dawn of a revolutionary change in the way government and the people interact," trumpets a release by the Penguin Press, which has acquired rights to publish the manuscript.

The San Francisco Democrat is certainly social media savvy -- he announced his short-lived gubernatorial primary campaign as well as the birth of his daughter via Twitter and was described as "The Twitter Prince" by a New York Times blog after a Manhattan-based startup ranked him the fourth most-followed politician on the microblogging service.

The winter 2013 publication date suggests that the contents will lay out the message of Newsom's next campaign -- whether it's a reelection effort or a bid for other statewide office.

Newsom is reportedly already taking steps for a future run at the state's top post, though he isn't expected to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown if he runs for reelection himself in 2014.

He would be far from the first California politician to use a book to drive his message and generate press about his platform. The 2010 cycle saw titles by Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner, Carly Fiorina, and Kamala Harris, to name a few.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to guests after he was sworn into office on the Senate chambers on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Hector Amezcua/ Sacramento Bee.


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