The nine publically financed candidates in the mayor’s race agreed to not spend more than $1.475 million. But if third-party groups and non-public financing candidates spend more than that cap, then it is raised. That’s what happened Wednesday thanks to spending in support of Mayor Ed Lee. The Ethics Commission raised the spending cap to $1.575 million. Read More
Many of Ed Lee’s opponents in the mayoral race have been quick to say he has no vision for The City’s future. But after the mayor unveiled details of his jobs plan Tuesday, his rivals were quick to claim Lee poached ideas from their own visions. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee, the interim executive who has repeatedly said he would not run for mayor in November, is now mulling a decision to jump in. Asked Friday about whether he’s entering the race, Lee veered from his unequivocal stance to a more uncertain one. Read More
Interim Mayor Ed Lee’s only problem is that he is seriously ego-deficient. This is not going to help his campaign should he decide to run for actual mayor, which requires a swollen sense of self-importance. Read More
There are polls about who is winning in the race to become the next mayor of San Francisco, but there is also another yardstick by which we can measure the contestants: online friends. Read More
Leland Yee really, really wants to be your friend.The candidate for San Francisco mayor, who is competing in a crowded field of contenders, is constantly sending out press releases every time someone in politics blinks. Every time another candidate enters the race for mayor, Yee's camp "welcomes" them to the race with an email flurry to the media. Read More
Former District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier filed to run for mayor with the Department of Elections on Monday morning at 10:19 am. She had long been thought to be planning a mayoral run and now makes it official.
Just a short while ago, Alioto-Pier’s political future was on a different path. She had attempted to run for state insurance commissioner, but bowed out of that race. Read More