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Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

August 14, 2014
At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

The last Republican

BART Director James Fang faces a well-funded challenge for reelection

DCCC calls against Prop B did not have desired effect, did raise questions

June 17, 2014
Chairperson Mary Jung of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, a highly influential political body that governs the San Francisco Democratic Party, has...

Ethics complaint says chair of DCCC deliberately tried to confuse voters

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version.Right down to the wire, a complaint filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission today...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Democratic party rejects bid to make waterfront development more democratic (UPDATED)

March 13, 2014
Note: This story has been updated (see below).The governing body of the San Francisco Democratic Party voted Wed/12 to oppose a controversial June ballot...

H. Brown: Goodbye to all that, we hope

January 23, 2014
In an SF Weekly piece published yesterday, it was announced that progressive political blogger and gadabout H. Brown – an "irascible" man who has...

SF Democratic Party opposes developers’ 8 Washington initiative

August 15, 2013
On Wed/14, members of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted 14-6 to oppose Proposition B, a San Francisco ballot measure backed by...

Democratic Party chair signs on with Realtors

June 10, 2013
Gee, which is worse: Having the chair of the local Democratic Party working for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which blows up neighborhoods, or...

Democrats reject 8 Washington

May 23, 2013
The San Francisco Democratic Party has voted to oppose the 8 Washington project and to endorse the ballot measure that would halt it.By a...

Obama greeted with anti-pipeline protesters

April 4, 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered in San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood on April 3 to greet President Barack Obama with signs and chants opposing...

Look for a quick decision on D4 appointment

February 21, 2013
A Democratic Party resolution calling on Ed Lee to appoint a mother to the Board of Supervisors may have driven the slow-moving mayor to...

The machine

Sup. Scott Wiener is relentless, driven, prolific — and changing San Francisco in sometimes alarming ways

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

January 18, 2013
Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

Obama wins: Rejoicing at SF Dem HQ

November 6, 2012
The crowd just went nuts at the SF Democratic Party headquarters on Market Street when the big TV screen flashed, "Obama Re-Elected."Downstairs from the...

Follow the election night parties and results with SFBG

November 6, 2012
Happy election day! Yes, the barrage of political propaganda will soon give way to celebrations, concessions, ruminations, and spin, spin, spin. As always, the...

Realtors and tech spending big to flip the Board of Supervisors

October 26, 2012
Wealthy interests aligned with Mayor Ed Lee, the real estate industry, big tech companies, and other downtown groups are spending unprecedented sums of money...

DCCC’s Mirkarimi resolution gets delayed

October 23, 2012
San Franciscans will get a chance to take a deep breath – and their politicians will be able to get past Election Day –...

D5 shakeups flip the dynamics of that wild race

October 19, 2012
Wild and unsettling political dynamics have rocked the District 5 supervisorial race, with three major candidates having prominent endorsements withdrawn, the most significant...

Obama’s appeal to SF’s divided Left draws mixed reactions

September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has a divided political base, as local Democrats who showed up at the Laborers Local 261 hall last night to hear...

Rafael Mandelman enters City College board race

August 13, 2012
After the really bad news that Community College Board member Milton Marks died, there's some good news: Rafael Mandelman, an energetic, smart, progressive lawyer...

There goes the SF Democratic Party

July 27, 2012
We all knew that the progressives didn't win a majority on the Democratic County Central Committee, but for a while there it looked as...