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'I'm Not Going To Apologize For Grabbing Someone's Basketball Team'

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

British philosopher Isaiah Berlin once wrote there are two types of thinkers: hedgehogs and foxes. Foxes know lots of little things; hedgehogs know on...

What's Next For The Mayoral Candidates?

SFGate | Sarah Rice / Special to the Chronicle | Posted 01.21.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor Ed Lee has already tipped us off to his agenda for his four-year term with no pesky "interim" before the title - from traveling...

Will San Francisco End Its Controversial Ranked-Choice Voting System?

| Posted 01.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Ranked-choice voting was the cure for what ails American politics, boos...

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The Results Are In: San Francisco Has A New Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

At the conclusion of ranked-choice voting, it looks like Ed Lee will be able to take the "Interim" out of his title and become San Francisco's first A...

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San Francisco Votestravaganza!

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

Update:With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ed Lee is still way out in front but a ranked-choice voting shakeup could put John Avalos or possibly ...

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Mayoral Candidate's Campaign Office Robbed On Eve Of Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

Early Sunday morning, thieves broke into the Nob Hill campaign office of mayoral hopeful David Chiu and stole thousands of dollars in computer equipme...

NOT AGAIN: Ed Lee Donors Accused Of Money Laundering

SFGate | Brant Ward / the Chronicle | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

A man infamous among San Francisco renters for strong-arming tenants out of rent-controlled apartments owned by one of the city's most notorious landl...

WATCH: Brian Wilson, MC Hammer, Other Celebs Say Ed Lee Is 'Too Legit To Quit'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.25.2011 | San Francisco

He's been booed at debates. Accused of voter fraud. Lambasted for distributing paperbacks to doorsteps across the city. Forced to withstand a criminal...

San Francisco Mayor's Race 2011, AKA Jonestown 2011

Nato Green | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco
Nato Green

It's hard to get too indignant about Obama when in SF, we can't elect a progressive mayor blindfolded with our hands tied behind our backs by a feminist dominatrix earning a living wage in a solar-powered basement dungeon.

San Francisco's Elections Are Almost Here -- And Facebook Can Help

| Posted 12.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert Long gone should be the days of those wasteful and cumbersome vote...

NEW POLL: Guess Which Mayoral Candidate Has A Soaring Lead?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.17.2011 | San Francisco

Ever since he went back on his pledge not to run for a full term, Interim Mayor Ed Lee has been the de facto front-runner in San Francisco mayor's rac...

Meet Joanna Rees

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

Joanna Rees Born: 1961, Montclaire, New Jersey Current Gig: Managing Director, VSP Capital Why should we vote for you? San Francisco is th...

Meet Terry Baum

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

Terry Baum Born: 1946 Current Gig: Playwright, director and actress Why should we vote for you? You should vote for me because I'm a Gre...

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PHOTOS: Fringe Candidates Make A Splash At Biggest Mayor Debate Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The most important thing to note about Thursday evening's mayoral debate at the Commonwealth Club of California (other than the fact t...

VOTE: What Should We Ask The San Francisco Mayoral Candidates?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

We've received some great questions from passionate residents throughout the city who all hope to see their next mayor address the issues important to...

CONTEST: What Would You Ask The San Francisco Mayoral Candidates?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.26.2011 | San Francisco

With Election Day only a little more than a month away, the battle to choose our next leader has taken some decidedly San Francisco twists and turns. ...

PHOTOS: Leading Local Organizations Name Their Top Picks For Mayor

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

Political endorsements are crucial in any electoral contest, but in the current San Francisco mayoral race, they're taking on an extra level of import...

WATCH: Mayor Lee Releases First Official Campaign Commercial

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

If the mayor's campaign slogan is to be believed, "Ed Lee gets it done." Exactly what "it" entails is subject to debate; this week, "it" meant rele...

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Who Is The Most Arts Friendly Mayoral Candidate?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.25.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco has the highest per capita rate of arts attendance of any major city in the country. Over 5,000 city residents are employed in the arts....

PHOTOS: Who Would Be The Most Bike-Friendly Mayor?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

Bike riders, be they of the hipster or non-hipster varieties, are one of the most coveted voting demographics in all of San Francisco. Candidates know...

Not Sure Who You Want For Mayor? The 'Bush-O-Meter' Can Help

| Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams With Mayor Ed Lee in the race, 16 candidates are running for mayor of S...

Taxi Driver For Mayor?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

We thought the November mayoral race couldn't get any wilder after Jeff Adachi's by-the-skin-of-his-teeth deadline bid on Friday night. We were wrong....

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BOTTOMS UP: Our Official Mayoral Debate Drinking Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

Much like professional sporting events and high school graduations, political debates are ideal opportunities for drinking games. While we in no w...

'I've Changed My Mind'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

After much rumored anticipation, Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that he is running for mayor in November's election. "I've changed my mind," Lee to...

To Run Or Not To Run?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Should Ed Lee run for reelection? Right now, that's the single most loaded question in all of San Francisco politics. When Lee was selected by ...