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  Mayor Brown tells ministers Gonzalez opposes blacks
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MediaNewspaper - San Francisco Chronicle
News DateThursday, November 27, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSan Francisco Mayor Willie Brown on Tuesday called mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez a chauvinist and said he was driven to keep blacks from serving at City Hall.

"He's got some kind of defect in his head that makes him believe African Americans aren't qualified," the mayor told about a dozen black ministers gathered for a prayer breakfast in the Western Addition.

Gonzalez refused to respond to what he called Brown's attempt to use race and gender issues as a political weapon for Gavin Newsom, the other candidate in the Dec. 9 runoff for mayor.
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