Newsom busted: he paid to be endorsed by Republicans and support Bush in 2000
Gavin Newsom Busted: He paid money to be included in the Republican Party’s 2000 Presidential Election Mailer supporting George W. Bush
Al Gore comes to San Francisco on December 2 to endorse and campaign for Newsom. Does he know that Newsom was endorsed by the Republicans and paid for a mailer supporting George W. Bush for President?
Exhibit one: Official Mailer of the Republican Party for the 2000 Presidential Election. Gavin Newsom, then running unopposed for City Supervisor appeared in the same mailer supporting George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for President and Vice President.
Gavin Newsom paid money to the Republican Party to appear in this mailing thus helping the Republicans support Bush with his money and his name as a Democrat in the same slate card.
Exhibit 2: This is the report from the Republican Party listing the contribution from Gavin Newsom to their mailing promoting George W. Bush. A Democrat, Gavin Newsom, appeared supporting the candidate of the Republican Party that stole the election from Al Gore. Now, Gavin Newsom is inviting Al Gore to speak for him and help him get elected. Does Al Gore know about this contribution to Bush by Newsom?
Exhibit 3: Of course, Newsom will say that is “customary” to be included in slate cards candidate do not support entirely. This, of course, is lacking any principle. In addition, the Republicans did not see his support or their endorsement as a mere economic helping hand to produce their literature.
In this side of their 2000 mailer, in the right hand, you can read that the Republicans wrote that they examined each candidate included in the mailer, including Newsom “under the light of fundamental Republican principles. For that reason, your County Central Committee has taken great care in making recommendations on local candidates.”
The told us that they only interviewed and voted to support those candidates who answered extensive written questionnaires and the “interviewed each candidate twice.” Finally they voted for each of them.
Newsom met the requirements of a candidate that was chosen “under the light of fundamental Republican principles.”