Posts Tagged: Jane Kim

SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

Mayor  Lee, Aaron Peskin, and Jane Kim will resume housing debate in 2017

SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

Posted January 3, 2017 by

A new year has just begun and many cannot wait for it—and the next three years—to end.  San Franciscans are ready to protect the city against Trump policies and we’ll soon know what that entails. Meanwhile, cities can still act
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Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Kim v. Wiener race has biggest divisions, highest stakes,

Are SF Politics More Divisive?

Posted October 31, 2016 by

Election Day’s approach has increased testiness and anger in San Francisco’s political scene. The Kim-Wiener race went negative after Kim’s surprising  first place June finish, and the tone has only gotten worse.   Negative campaigning is in all of the contested
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Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

The D5 race between London Breed and Dean Preston has been city's most substantive

Are SF’s Key Races Tightening?

Posted October 17, 2016 by

As absentee voting has begun and Election Day nears, some key San Francisco races may be tightening.  Unfortunately, the tightness of these contests have led to increasingly negative campaigning. This is particularly true in the D9 and D11 supervisor races
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SF Democrats’ Endorsement Problems

Aaron Peskin gesturing in support of Cindy Wu's election to head the SFDCCC

SF Democrats’ Endorsement Problems

Posted August 22, 2016 by

Now that the candidates to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (the DCCC) have been elected and endorsements made, it’s time to assess what it all means. And the answer is: not much. Unlike other presidential election years, an
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SF Politics Gets No Summer Break

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SF Politics Gets No Summer Break

Posted August 9, 2016 by

This week typically marks the start of a long San Francisco break from politics. The Board of Supervisors is on break until after Labor Day, and the bustle of City Hall offices is replaced by the silence of vacationing supervisors
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Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative?

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Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative?

Posted July 5, 2016 by

San Francisco’s State Senate race between Jane Kim and Scott Wiener is the city’s marquee November matchup. Even pundits (like myself) who picked Kim to ultimately win this election did not think she would prevail in June, but she did.
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How Progressive Takeover of SF Democratic Party Impacts Nov. Elections

SF’s Latest Election Twist

Activists Hold "Yes on C" signs at May 7 rally

SF’s Latest Election Twist

Posted May 9, 2016 by

Donald Trump’s coronation and Hillary Clinton’s all but certain nomination has thrown another twist into San Francisco’s June election. When 2016 began, progressives, fearing a typical low June turnout, moved forward on a June ballot measure strategy to get their
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