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Gavin Newsom offers dugout full of booze for campaign fundraiser

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom during the opening of the Nasdaq Entrepeneurial Center on Sept. 24, 2015, in San Francisco.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom during the opening of the Nasdaq Entrepeneurial Center on Sept. 24, 2015, in San Francisco. AP

Maybe he invited you to watch a Giants baseball game. Or, you were on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guest list to see the alt-rock band Train.

Perhaps you made the drawing for two “amazing” seats to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, part of Newsom’s effort to collect money for his gun-control measure.

Newsom’s experimental approach to the time-honored tradition of campaign fundraising has reached new levels of interactivity. On Tuesday, the 2018 gubernatorial candidate asked supporters to join him for a five-inning baseball game at AT&T Park.

For $150, donors get access to the game, food and drinks. Participants at the $5,000 level can pack their gloves to join Newsom in the game (the invite also promises a full bar in the dugout, for those who want to do their best impression of David Wells).

“We’ve got the park to ourselves that day. No one else will be there, so let's take advantage of this awesome, historic opportunity!” Newsom said in the invite.

The June 4 event also includes batting practice and a home-run derby. Max donors at the $28,200 “commissioner” level will get their brand on the scoreboard, four tickets to a pregame clubhouse reception, the option to play and 20 seats to the game.

Special guests include 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, a former Cal Bear and celebrated provider of scripted answers.

Lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom tours the San Joaquin Valley as he prepares to run for California governor.

Christopher Cadelago: 916-326-5538, @ccadelago

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