Newsom: "Everything you've heard and read is true"

The remarkable admission from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Published February 2, 2007 3:56PM (EST)

The scandal rocking San Francisco exploded Thursday when Mayor Gavin Newsom went before the cameras and admitted that he had an affair with the wife of his campaign manager, Alex Tourk. Whether the admission salvages his promising political career or not, it was a remarkably direct apology to both Tourk and the people of San Francisco.

By Kerry Lauerman

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