Dec 2, 2015 2:32 PM by News Staff
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The politically powerful California Nurses Association is endorsing Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's bid for governor, nearly three years before the election.
The union that represents 90,000 California nurses announced its endorsement on Wednesday at a rally in Los Angeles.
CNA executive director RoseAnn DeMoro said in an interview that the former San Francisco mayor shares the union's values, such as expanding health care, equal rights and protecting the environment.
The union's endorsement is significant because of its ability to mobilize thousands of nurses and spend millions on campaigns.
Other Democrats thought to be considering a run in 2018 include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, current LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, state Treasurer John Chiang and former state Controller Steve Westly.
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