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Machine politics

January 11, 2013
The inner technological workings of the Obama for America (OFA) campaign engine came into the spotlight Jan. 10 when the POTUS’ technology team, dutifully...

Lee down in D7, promises to maintain presence

November 6, 2012
The barrage of mailers put out by the Coalition for Sensible Government, which campaign manager Thomas Lee described as more a source of frustration...

The scene at Yes on 37

November 6, 2012
A few dozen people are at CELLspace in the Mission District watching national returns on a massive screen while eagerly awaiting the results of...

Matt Haney jumping for joy over school board results

November 6, 2012
At a party at the Brick and Mortar club in the Mission -- a combined celebration for David Campos, Matt Haney, and Steve Ngo...

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...

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dynamics have rocked the District 5 supervisorial race, with three major candidates having prominent endorsements withdrawn, the most significant...

Mecke joins crowded District 5 supervisorial race

Progressive activist Quintin Mecke jumped into the District 5 supervisorial race today, echoing gentrification concerns raised this week by the Guardian and The New...

Why the Post Office matters

March 13, 2012
Nobody writes letters any more. My kids barely know what a letter is. We pay our bills online, and when we buy crap valuable...

The Phil Ting for Assembly campaign is under way

December 8, 2011
Just a few days after the race for mayor of San Francisco ended, Assessor-Recorder (and mayoral candidate) Phil Ting began his next campaign --...

A new name in District 5

December 6, 2011
There's a new name popping up in the cattle call that is the District Five supervisorial appointment. He's not terribly well known in city...