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Cohen and Farrell come from behind in early ranked-choice tally

November 5, 2010
A preliminary run of the ranked-choice ballots in San Francisco Board of Supervisors races shows D10 candidate Malia Cohen and D2 candidate Mark Farrell...

Mayoral question perplexes the pundits

November 4, 2010
Today's post-election analysis session at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association featured the usual room full of smart political minds from across...

Election 2010: How the late absentees are breaking

November 4, 2010
Lots of votes still to count in San Francisco -- as of this morning, the Department of Elections said there were about 80,000 absentee...

What beard does Newsom fear?

November 4, 2010
Mayor Gavin Newsom seemed to jokingly endorse Giants closer Brian Wilson for mayor at the parade Nov. 3rd (and Wilson might have endorsed his BDSM-loving...

Ranked choice vote tallying starts tomorrow

November 4, 2010
With four of the five Board of Supervisors races awaiting ranked-choice voting tallies, the San Francisco Department of Elections says it will run a...

Election 2010: SF’s season of political madness

November 3, 2010
You can draw -- or not draw -- all sorts of conclusions about the meaning of last night's national election, but I can tell...

Steve Moss, sorehead

November 3, 2010
Steve Moss spent a lot of money -- and had a lot of money spent on his behalf -- but at this point is...

Election 2010: Labor and progressives dodge a bullet

November 3, 2010
Bucking a national conservative, anti-government political trend, San Franciscans stayed with some fairly progressive politics on election night, rejecting a measure to demonize public...

Election 2010: Jim Meko’s “not going anywhere”

November 2, 2010
D6 candidate Jim Meko was with campaign volunteers Jake Dues and Anthony Faber at his print shop on 10th Street near the end of...

Election 2010: A last sit on Haight Street

November 2, 2010
I guess sit-lie supporters don't party that late. I arrived at Hobson's Choice, the Haight Street election party central for Civil Sidewalks at 11:30...

Election 2010: Debra Walker holds out

November 2, 2010
San Francisco Democrats milled about the Great American Music Hall, where a screen displaying election results was the centerpiece of the room. D6 candidate...

Election 2010: Progressives keep D6 seat

November 2, 2010
While the outcome of the D6 supervisorial race won’t be known until all the ranked choice ballots get counted, it is clear that the...

Election 2010: Loose crowd, few conclusions at the Labor-Dems party

November 2, 2010
SF Democratic Party chairperson Aaron Peskin made it to the Labor Council-Democratic Party soiree at the Great American Music Hall a little late. Of...

Election 2010: The Cohen party

November 2, 2010
By Shawn Gaynor Malia Cohen, her campaign staff and enthusiastic supporters gathered at Poquito's on Third street anxiously awaiting election results. "It feels good to...

Election 2010: The Prozan party

November 2, 2010
Amid a packed bar of Giants fans and political supporters, Rebecca Prozan was greeted with fervent clapping and shouts. Whether or not she wins...

Election 2010: D6 comes down to Sparks

November 2, 2010
Here's what's going to make the D6 race so interesting as RCV plays out: The second-place votes of all the minor candidates won't be...

Election 2010: Just about final in SF

November 2, 2010
We won't know who the new supervisors are for several more days -- and the near-final reslts show a much closer race in D...

Election 2010: More SF results, closer and closer races

November 2, 2010
We now have 70 percent of the precincts reporting, and some of the supervisor races are still awy, way too close to call. Janet...

Election 2010: Wiener confident in D8, but Mandelman not giving up

November 2, 2010
The mood was buoyant in Harvey’s bar in the Castro, where D8 supervisorial candidate Scott Wiener had 54 percent of the vote in early...

Election 2010: Theresa Sparks supporters await results

November 2, 2010
District 6 candidate Theresa Sparks showed up fashionably late for her own election night gathering at Don Ramon's Mexican restaurant in the South of...

Election 2010: The Jackson party

November 2, 2010
By Shawn Gaynor Surrounded by a youthful, diverse, and dedicated volunteer campaign staff, Chris Jackson enthusiastically awaits election results in San Francisco's district 10.Nobody...

Election 2010: The Lacy party

November 2, 2010
Outside of Bloom’s Saloon, there's a silver taco truck with a black and orange Dewitt Lacy sign stuck on the back. “Eat It” by Weird...

Election 2010: More results, some dramatic changes

November 2, 2010
Wow, are things changing fast. The newest numbers -- almost 30 percent of the vote -- show D2 very, very tight. I thought janet...

Election 2010: Wait is on for Labor-Dems

November 2, 2010
Labor Council executive director Tim Paulson isn't quite ready to give up the ghost on this one, despite a reported 196 Republican seats already...