‘Meet Gavin:’ Newsom pitches private Train concert to raise money for 2018 bid

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at the California Democrats' 2014 State Convention in Los Angeles. Newsom, who is running for governor in 2018, is offering campaign donors a chance to win tickets to a concert with the band Train.  
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California Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a great deal for folks who dig 1990s-era pop rock bands from San Francisco and, well, Gavin Newsom.

For a small contribution to Newsom’s 2018 campaign for governor, donors have a shot at joining him and his wife at a private concert with the band Train.

“All you have to do is give $5 or more, and you’ll be automatically entered to win for you and a guest,” the Newsom campaign wrote in an email to potential donors. “If you’re coming in from out of town, don’t worry – we’ll cover your travel and hotel. Easy enough, right?”

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The concert will be held Nov. 3 at an “intimate venue.” The winner will be able to hang out backstage with the band, along with the former mayor of San Francisco, his family and friends, the email said.

The Grammy-winning band is best known for its hits “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey, Soul Sister,” among others.


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