Daly takes five rounds to finish off Black
Ed Jew comes from behind for stirring victory
District 4 Supervisor-elect Ed Jew is congratulated by Supervisor
re-elect Chris Daly outside the Department of Elections this afternoon.
Photo(s) by Adam Aufdencamp
November 10, 2006, 4:30 p.m.
As luck would have it, Adam Aufdencamp (Fog City photographer)
and I were walking past City Hall at just before 4pm. "Hey,
they should be announcing final numbers on the supes' race about
now," Adam said.
"Hell, lets go in and cover it," I responded.
Shit luck. No organization. No plans. There were crew trucks
all over the place from all the TV stations and newspapers. Of
course, just back from Salon and a bit tipsy (I was, anyway) ...
we go down the wrong stairs to go to the Department of Elections
and run into, then to be, Supervisor-Elect Ed Jew coming down
the same back stairs with campaign consultant extraordinaire,
Doug Comstock. I shook hands with both and assured Ed he was going
to win (I had no clue - I'd bet on Dudum) and introduced them
to Adam who's part of the growing FCJ family.
We reached the semi-circle of major media cameras and scribes
outside the door of the DOE just as Director John Arntz was coming
out the door with the results. A hundred hands reached anxiously
for the results and I watched Jew just in case. The first person
to scan the 4-page document yelled out:
Supervisor Jew turned to me and fell into my arms. You can't
beat that for timing. The cameras whirred away. We parted, better
men for the hug.
Winning percentage: 52.120%
Winning percentage: 50.221%
I ran upstairs to see if Daly had the word. Luck stayed with
me. Barreling down the hall toward me and headed for the stairs
was the newly re-elected Daly himself flanked by Consultant Bill
Barnes, Aide Andy Blue, Adviser Nicole Derse and 5 or 6 others.
I called out congratulations as Chris hit the elevator.
God damned, that was an exciting race.
Daly entourage led by Bill Barnes, followed by Supervisor re-elect
Chris Daly, Boris Delepine and Alex Clemens giving "cousin"
h. Brown an unrestrained celebratory kiss
on the sacred 'h' cap.