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Not that everyone cares about politics in San Francisco, but we have an interesting little race up here.
Much to the surprise of pretty much everyone, except the challenger himself, it looks like the notorious incumbent supervisor of District 6 in San Francisco, Chris Daly, could have a lousy day on November 7th. Three polls over the last two weeks show the primary challenger, Rob Black, anywhere from two (rumored to be Daly’s own poll) to ten points ahead. Now we all know polls are not perfect, but these numbers are striking. While Chris Daly was once thought of as unbeatable as the darling of the left (remember, in San Francisco we talk in relative terms –- for example I am considered a flaming liberal anywhere I go in our country, but in San Francisco I’m a moderate if not downright conservative primarily because of my business ties), it now looks like he may be gone come Election Day.
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How does he do it? Willie L. Brown, Jr. has been out of elected office for three years. He didn’t leave office with the highest of approval ratings. Sure, there are those who feel intense loyalty to him. But those folks can’t be many, can they?
Not if you count the 1,000 people who attended a forum in San Francisco last Friday (Oct. 13) sponsored by his eponymous Public Policy Institute. And not if you count the luminaries Da Mayor trotted out to give the crowd a (almost) non-partisan update on national, state and local politics. There was Senator Barbara Boxer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger....
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