Tag Archives: mayor’s race

Election 2018: Counting the votes for mayor — London Breed extends lead to 1,861 as provisional ballots do not break Mark Leno’s way

Update, 4:05 p.m., June 12: As the tabulations round third and head home, San Francisco has gone old-school, poring over provisional ballots by hand. That level of scrutiny is due: They don’t call them provisional ballots for nothing. The city has to determine if these provisional voters were, indeed, eligible, then tabulate their ballots. The Department of Elections counted 10,600-odd votes...

Donors to $100K (so far) anti-Mark Leno campaign won’t be revealed before election day

Last week, we noted that millions of dollars are flowing into San Francisco political races, but it’s unclear if voters care who’s writing the checks. And, as if on cue, last week a $100,000 (so far) independent expenditure campaign targeting Mark Leno commenced — and, thanks to gaps between state and local reporting laws, its donors won’t be revealed until...

Digging into the legislative record of SF’s mayoral candidates (Via SF Examiner)

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez from the San Francisco Examiner has an excellent piece looking into the legislative histories of mayoral candidates Mark Leno, Jane Kim and London Breed. San Francisco, it’s time to do some homework on this year’s mayoral race. Toss those flimflam-filled political mailers. Ignore the TV ads. This is the real deal: the mayoral candidates by the numbers. Herein, you’ll...

Angela Alioto’s plans could undermine SF sanctuary policy, even if they don’t do a damn thing

Even if the changes are cosmetic, the demonization of immigrants, and the impression cops are cooperating with ICE, may silence victims Bless Angela Alioto. She really seems to believe all the amazing things she says. That’s a useful trait for both a trial lawyer and a politician. She has excelled in both fields. And yet, the amazing things she puts...

Voters can track millions flowing into local races. Do they give a damn?

Retirement, for Larry Bush, looks a lot like work did. The former journalist, politico, fixer and government apparatchik is seated on a recliner in his Castro district living room, his feet up; his tiny dog, Izabel, sitting across his legs; and a Macbook in his lap. He’s following the money. Well, someone has to. “His watchdoggery is unrelenting … No...