Newsom Says He Has No Interest in Congress

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011  |  Updated 10:13 AM PDT
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Newsom Says He Has No Interest in Congress

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No Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is not mulling a run at Congress for now.

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He may no longer live in San Francisco, but Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom knows where he doesn't want to live -- for now anyway.

The former San Francisco mayor says he has no interest in running for Congress despite reports that he was moving to Marin County to qualify for Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s seat, who is expected to announce her retirement next week.

Newsom, who recently had a baby boy, moved out of the City and to Ross, where his wife has roots. Reports had been circulating that the move was more about politics than to accommodate his growing family.

Tuesday, Newsom's camp put the reports to rest by issuing a statement.

Contrary to rumors and speculations cited in recent media reports, Lt. Governor Newsom has no intention of pursuing

a run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Next month, he’ll be unveiling an economic development plan for California that outlines straight-forward, achievable goals and objectives that are his priorities and passion. As Lieutenant Governor, he’s committed to addressing the challenges facing our state in the coming years.

But as the San Francisco Examiner so aptly points out, Newsom also said he wouldn't run for lieutenant governor, either.

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