Has California ever seen a race for Lt. Governor that has gotten so much coverage? The race for a practically unknown office is getting its due as San Francisco Mayor and former gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom faces off with Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn, whose brother is L.A.'s former mayor.

Newsom today officially announced his run for the job along with a number of big name endorsements, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and the California Nurses Association.

Hahn, who announced her candidacy in December, has been working since garnering a plethora of endorsements from the likes of the California Federation of Teachers, Ed Begley Jr., The National Organization for Women (NOW), L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, among many others.