Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said his past affair with Sen. Kamala Harris helped influence the presidential hopeful’s career.
“Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago,” Brown wrote Saturday in a San Francisco Chronicle column. “Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was [California] Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”
Brown noted that he also helped the careers of other Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein. “The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I ‘so much as jaywalked’ while she was D.A.,” Brown wrote. “That’s politics for ya.”