How will the #MeToo movement shape California's race for governor? Voters are starting to find out

By Seema Mehta and Phil Willon

But heightened scrutiny of powerful men's behavior has led to a new focus on Newsom and Villaraigosa's relationships while in office, and questions about whether the affairs will affect their chances of being elected California's next governor. Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher, a confidante of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, said it depends on whether voters believe Newsom and Villaraigosa have learned from experience and changed… "We're talking about one-offs, but when it starts to look like it's a pattern, that's not a mistake," she added. "It's wrong and it's behavior." Christine Pelosi, the chair of the California Democratic Party's Women's Caucus, said anyone running for governor of California should expect intense scrutiny of their sexual indiscretions.