'But Newsom said the Republican resurgence in Massachusetts suggests "there's real intensity and fervor out there, as represented by the Tea Party" activists expressing anger at government spending and at job losses.
"This is real," he said. "At our own peril, we dismiss these tea parties as ... some sort of isolated extremism. ... It's not." ' - San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom
San Francisco Chronicle: Tight Massachusetts race alarms California Dems