Field Poll: Newsom emerges as frontrunner in California governor’s race

Nostalgic for the barrage of TV ads and pundit commentary about the 2016 election? Take heart: The horse race for the wide-open California governor’s race — in 2018 — has already begun.

And the front-runner is the most familiar name: Gavin Newsom, who has made no secret about his quest to wipe the word “lieutenant” from his current job title. CONT.

Katy Murphy, Mercury News