Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • President Barack Obama.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Fifty Shades of Loving Your Candidate

    After carefully listening to many formerly rabid 2008 Obama supporters, the most common thread of disenchantment seems to be that they no longer feel the passion and ardor of those glory days of instant palpitations over their new beau.

  • Candidate for District 5 Supervisor Julian Davis.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    New Details Emerge in Smear Campaign Against Davis

    New details have emerged in the effort to derail the Julian Davis campaign for District 5 Supervisor, details that shed light on why Kay Vasilyeva, the woman who has accused Davis of sexual assault, went public with her claim six years later, and three weeks before Election Day.

  • District 11 Supervisor John Avalos. File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Avalos Explains Endorsement Revocation, Calls for Davis to “Consider” Withdrawing Candidacy

    District 11 Supervisor John Avalos posted a statement on Facebook Wednesday denouncing “tactics of marginalization and disenfranchisement,” a reference to a cease-and-desist letter sent by District 5 candidate Julian Davis to Kay Vasilyeva, the woman who has publicly accused Davis of sexual assault, an allegation Davis refutes.

  • Candidates for District 5 Supervisor, Hope Johnson and Andrew Resignato, have joined forces on "The People's Ticket" in the ranked choice race that will be decided by voters on November 6.  Photo by Clayton Mitchell.

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    D5 Candidates Johnson and Resignato Join Forces on “The People’s Ticket”

    District 5 supervisorial candidates Hope Johnson and Andrew “Ellard” Resignato announced Thursday that they have joined forces in the highly contentious District 5 race. They will officially launch what they are calling The People’s Ticket on Wednesday, October 24, at Madrone Art Bar (500 Divisadero) in District 5.

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    Davis Releases Statement, “Sets the Record Straight”

    Julian Davis, a leading progressive candidate running in the race for District 5 Supervisor, today released a statement that, in his words, “sets the record straight.”

  • San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    D.A. Gascón, Department of Elections Announce Creation of Elections Fraud Hotline

    Following on the heels of a fruitless criminal investigation by the district attorney’s office into alleged vote fraud during last year’s race for mayor, District Attorney George Gascón and San Francisco Department of Elections Director John Arntz announced today the creation of an election fraud hotline.

  • During the Tenderloin Neighborhood Corporation's twentieth annual Celebrity Pool Toss last eve, Michael Walker, Market President of US Bank’s Northern California Commercial Banking Group, generated $30,000 for his dunk.

    TNDC Celebrates Wet and Wild 20th Annual Celebrity Pool Toss

    A banker, a model, a former mayoral candidate, Miss Yvonne from the Pee-Wee Herman show, and a guy in a Lou Seal costume – what could these folks have in common? They all participated in last night’s 20th annual Celebrity Pool Toss, an only-in-San Francisco fundraising tradition started by the Tenderloin Housing Development Corporation with proceeds benefiting after school programs for low-income families.

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    Rally for Ross Mirkarimi at Noon Today at City Hall

    Join Sheriff Michael Hennessey; Mayor Art Agnos; Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the UFW & Medal of Freedom Recipient; Supervisors Sophie Maxwell, Harry Britt, Doris Ward, Willie Kennedy and Carol Ruth Silver; Public Defender Geoff Brown and others in calling for the reinstatement of Sheriff Mirkarimi this Tuesday before the Board of Supervisors Vote.

  • Journalist Evelyn Nieves is a former girlfriend of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.  Nieves lived with Mirkarimi for eight years.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Former Mirkarimi Girlfriend, Evelyn Nieves, Speaks Out

    For months, I’ve watched as Ross Mirkarimi has been slandered as a “wife beater”—by the Mayor of San Francisco, no less—and vilified in the press based on lies, half-truths and innuendo. It has been heart-breaking, nauseating, to witness.

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    NoPa+/Divisadero Merchants Association Release D5 Debate Video

    NoPa+ and Divisadero Merchants Association today released video of their spirited public debate between candidates vying to be the next elected District 5 Supervisor.

  • Eliana Lopez. File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Eliana Lopez Speaks Out

    Since this nightmare began nine months ago, my integrity, intelligence and independence have been attacked over and over again by individuals claiming to defend me. In every instance, I’ve been cast as an immigrant woman with limited English proficiency who is incapable of asserting her rights, understanding domestic violence, or speaking with her own voice

  • Facing an onslaught of negative attacks backed by downtown corporate special interest money, Supervisor Eric Mar needs all the help he can muster to stave off a takeover of District 1.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    A Call to Action for Eric Mar

    District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar is facing a difficult reelection bid. Having won his seat by a mere 347 votes in 2008, Eric’s challenges grew greater when redistricting made his District more conservative for the 2012 election. He needs your support.

  • If Mitt Romney loses his bid to unseat President Obama, he will have the Tea Party infestation of the Republic Party to blame. Photo courtesy Paul Froggatt / PR Photos.

    It’s Not the Candidate, Stupid

    Watching Governor Romney speak to the extremist wing of his own party, it is remarkable how much he resembles a kidnapped man who must say what his captives want, at risk of being politically annihilated.

  • Appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague.  File photo by Luke Thomas.

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    Overheard in Fog City: Olague Storms Off Stage During D5 Debate

    Things got a little heated during a public debate last Wednesday prompting appointed District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague to storm off stage, multiple sources have confirmed.

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    Update on Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco

    I am happy to report that we were able to beat back the attacks on Ranked Choice Voting in both San Francisco and Oakland. These were very serious and well-coordinated attacks by conservative forces.