The nation’s historic first LGBT Democratic club has voted “no endorsement” for the June gubernatorial primary, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, offered little explanation for the decision.
“We don’t ask members why they vote one way or the other,” club co-presidents Gina Simi and Eric Lukoff wrote to me in a statement. “While many continue to support Lt. Governor Newsom, the majority supported Supt. Delaine Eastin … she ultimately wasn’t officially endorsed, but we believe it demonstrates that our Club members consider candidates on their own merits.”
This hurt. Newsom, once a shoo-in for the governor’s office is now struggling to remain ahead of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.