Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, jokes with John Burton, then chairman of the California Democratic Party, before addressing the state party convention in May in Sacramento.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, jokes with John Burton, then chairman of the California Democratic Party, before addressing the state party convention in May in Sacramento. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, jokes with John Burton, then chairman of the California Democratic Party, before addressing the state party convention in May in Sacramento. Rich Pedroncelli AP