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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was in San Jose this morning to release his new economic development plan, starting with a news conference.

First question?

"Lieutenant Governor, there's a report that someone is trying to oust you from the Democratic Central Committee in San Francisco because you're a Marin County resident. Is that true?"

The former San Francisco mayor was announcing the first policy effort of his lieutenant governorship, and the distraction annoyed him.

"This is a point of such trivia and insignificance, it's hard for me to even put together a sentence," Newsom said.

In the end, however, he did: "Yes, I have temporarily located in Marin, and as a consequence was sending in a letter of resignation to the local Democratic Central Committee. Now, as a temporary resident in Marin, I'm afforded the opportunity to be on the Marin Democratic Central Committee. This is unbelievably non-consequential."


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