Gavin Newsom is starting a group that will help support Democratic activists in red states. Newsom insists that he is not thinking about running for president and he has looped in White House and Democratic officials during the planning stages for his new group. The Democratic National Committee has enlisted Newsom as part of a “national advisory board” of younger leaders who will travel and speak on the president’s behalf. “We told all our friends in the White House this, too. “If only Newsom cared half as much about fixing problems in his own state as he does berating better-run red states,” Millan Patterson said in a statement.