DCC vote: Does Peskin have it?

Pub date July 18, 2008
WriterTim Redmond
SectionPolitics Blog

Chris Daly and Robert Haaland are reporting that Aaron Peskin has lined up the votes to become the next chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party.

It’s been a long and contested fight, and Daly now says it’s over, and that Scott Wiener, Peskin’s opponnent, should essentially drop out.

But Wiener has no intention of backing down; in fact, he just told me by phone that he disagrees with Daly’s claim.

“It’s pure spin,” he said. “I have more committed votes than Aaron does.”

Peskin remains confident that he’ll prevail at the July 23 meeting and that more than half of the 34 voting members are lined up behind him. As for Wiener’s comment, he said: “On Wednesday night, one of us will be right and one of us will be wrong.”

Of course, neither side is releasing a list of names, since there’s still intense lobbying going on behind the scenes.

Should be a wild meeting.