San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom loves, loves, loves Twitter. Especially when it brings him money.
Newsom announced his candidacy on Twitter, and has wooed the Internet startup's founders. He now has more than 600,000 followers on the service who subscribe to his 140-character tweets. He's asking them to donate between $10 and $25,900 to his campaign fund.
Not that it matters: Politicians don't actually have to be innovative. They just have to look the part.
And looking the part is where the youthful Newsom, who loves to hobnob with the founders of Google and other young tech entrepreneurs, really shines.