Breed Accuses “Desperate” Olague Campaign of Posting Attack Bills in D5

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Published on September 27, 2012 with 21 Comments

As many as 20 negative poster/bills have been posted in District 5 attacking candidate London Breed. Photo via Facebook.

By Luke Thomas

September 27, 2012

London Breed, a candidate running for the District 5 seat in November, today accused the campaign to elect appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague of posting negative attack bills in the District.

“You can be sure, this is the first in what will be a series of escalating attacks from the clearly frightened and desperate Olague campaign,” Breed said in a press statement.

As many as 20 bills, which highlight colorful remarks made by Breed to Fog City Journal last month, remarks reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bay Guardian – have been posted on light poles and bus stop shelters “within a four block radius” of the Lower Haight area of the District, Breed told FCJ in a follow-up interview.

Breed said she is “absolutely sure” the Olague campaign is responsible for posting the attack bills.  “I wouldn’t say it if I wasn’t.”

“I know it is [the Olague campaign],” Breed added without providing specifics. “It is clear that the current supervisor is compromised. She’s not for the residents.  She’s for Willie Brown, Rose Pak and those who want to have complete control over this Board of Supervisors and the policy decisions of this city.  We need an independent supervisor.  Whether they vote for me or anyone else, it is critical that voters make their voices heard and they do not vote to put the current supervisor back in that seat.”

Olague was appointed to the D5 seat by Mayor Ed Lee following her co-chairship of the controversial ‘Run, Ed, Run’ campaign and former District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s election to Sheriff.

Enrique Pearce, a consultant working on the Olague campaign, refuted Breed’s claim.

“This is ridiculous,” Pearce said in an email response.  “The Olague campaign had nothing to do with this juvenile flyer. For months, our campaign has been the subject of unfair attacks.  We challenge each candidate to campaign on his or her own record of experience and vision for District 5. Everything else is just a distraction.”

“It’s sad that London Breed is using these flyers as a basis to level even more personal attacks against Christina Olague,” Pearce added.  “But I have to hand it to her, she’s quite an original.”

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is a former software developer and computer consultant who proudly hails from London, England. In 2001, Thomas took a yearlong sabbatical to travel and develop a photographic portfolio. Upon his return to the US, Thomas studied photojournalism to pursue a career in journalism. In 2004, Thomas worked for several neighborhood newspapers in San Francisco before accepting a partnership agreement with the, a news website formerly covering local, state and national politics. In September 2006, Thomas launched The BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Der Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Weekly, among other publications and news outlets, have published his work. Thomas is a member of the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521 and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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