07/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gavin Newsom At Netroots Nation: On Gay Marriage, Running For Governor (VIDEO)

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom arrived in Austin, Texas, on Saturday to address the Netroots Nation conference. Newsom, who launched an exploratory bid for governor earlier this month, has "built a national reputation pushing cutting-edge -- and controversial -- policies on same-sex marriage, healthcare and other issues."

We talked with Newsom about gay marriage politics and his gubernatorial ambitions: