Tony Hall Bows Out of Mayor's Race
Former Supervisor Tony Hall today announced
his withdrawal from the San Francisco mayor's race..
August 30, 2007, 5:00 p.m
Former Supervisor Tony Hall confirmed to Fog City
Journal earlier today that he has quit
the mayor's race.
Hall, who pre-qualifed
for public assisted campaign financing on Friday, accused
the Newsom campaign of arm-twisting his supporters and "plotting"
to recall Hall if he was elected Mayor of San Francisco in November.
"There's been too much hitting on my supporters, calling
them up, delaying their building plans," Hall told Fog City
"There's just not enough people willing to stand up and
hold this guy [Newsom] accountable. He's too vindictive and they're
not going to let this city go, this machine.
"There's too many things already in place. One is the non-certification
of the voting machines, and two, they're already plotting that
if Tony Hall wins, there'd be a recall," Hall said.
Called for comment, Newsom Campaign Manager Eric Jaye told Fog
City: "It's unfortunate that Supervisor Hall chose to leave
the race. He was the last candidate left that wasn't named after
a barnyard animal.
"His decision to withdraw clearly has an impact, but it
won't change our strategy," Jaye said.