California Lt. Governor Taking Bitcoin Contributions

(San Francisco, CA) -- California's Lieutenant governor is now accepting donations in Bitcoin. Gavin Newsom is one of the first high-profile office holders to accept the controversial virtual currency. The "San Francisco Chronicle" says Newsom has already received thousands of dollars in donations via the crypto-currency. Democrats like Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker, and Republicans like Texas attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, are also now accepting Bitcoin contributions.