Jack Davis, a political consultant who helped elect Willy Brown and former Mayor Frank Jordan and was looking for someone to challenge Gavin Newsom, said:
"There is nothing new in that story that I haven't been aware of for the last six months. Now that it's public and out there, Gavin ought to resign and seek psychiatric help."
An excerpt from AIDE QUITS AS NEWSOM'S AFFAIR WITH HIS WIFE IS REVEALED by Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, February 1, 2007Davis, who was a consultant to Newsom's 2003 campaign, is convinced that the mayor isn't anywhere near as strong as his numbers suggest.
He figures Newsom's seeming quest for higher office -- while the city's crime and homelessness problems fester -- make him a ripe for a challenge.
"Gavin is all flash and sound bites, and the city is in worse condition than it's ever been in,'' Davis said. "In fact, I think the city was in better shape when Frank Jordan was mayor -- and that's saying something."An excerpt from S.F.'s top dogs passing the hat at ballot box by Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, September 25, 2006