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News, The Snitch Election 2012: Winners and Losers

Election 2012: Winners and Losers

There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor…
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News, Sucka Free City Almost Nobody You Know Will Vote For the Next Mayor of San Francisco

Almost Nobody You Know Will Vote For the Next Mayor of San Francisco

If local politics are a blood sport, San Francisco's are also a niche sport, with a fanatic minority following the races — and, ultimately, that same select few deciding who runs the region's hub. Held since the 1940s in odd-numbered…
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News, The Snitch Who's Behind the "Don't Run Ed" Facebook Ads?

Who's Behind the "Don't Run Ed" Facebook Ads?

Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy, and already the countercampaigns have begun. Jim Stearns, political consultant for state Senator Leland Yee's mayoral campaign, made a YouTube video, "Promise," which highlights Lee's previous remarks that he would not…
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News, The Snitch Leland Yee: Why He's Ahead in the Polls

Leland Yee: Why He's Ahead in the Polls

Last week, we detailed a story about how state Sen. Leland Yee is pro-medical marijuana -- until he's not. As SF Weekly reported, Yee attended a medical marijuana meeting, telling pot smokers that he supports them all the way. But…
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News, The Snitch Dwindling Dollars in Attorney General Race May Not Be Due to Recession

Dwindling Dollars in Attorney General Race May Not Be Due to Recession

Guess what? Jackie Speier isn't running for Attorney General. Who knew? Now that we've gotten that out of the way, on to the article. We thought it was interesting last week when the campaign of San Francisco District Attorney --…
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News, The Snitch Speier Not Running for AG, Horde of Upwardly Mobile Pols Staying Put

Speier Not Running for AG, Horde of Upwardly Mobile Pols Staying Put

Rep. Jackie Speier's newly minted spokesman Nathan Ballard just informed the world that his boss will not be leaving Congress to run for state Attorney General. Congressional seats rarely open -- especially in the Bay Area -- and had the…
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