In State of the State, Gov. Gavin Newsom Sprints Out of the Shadow Cast by His Iconic Predecessor

February 19, 2019

There was an itchiness to the relationship between Gavin Newsom, who spent eight years as an understudy, and former Gov. Jerry Brown. Much of it was institutional: California’s lieutenant governor and chief executive don’t run on a joint ticket and once elected, the second in command has almost no official duties. The structure allows even a middling leader to cast an imposing shadow. Read More