Political endorsements are crucial in any electoral contest, but in the current San Francisco mayoral race, they're taking on an extra level of importance.
In a contest featuring a long list of qualified candidates (most of whom are packed into a relatively small patch of the ideological spectrum), any assistance the average voter can get differentiating between the dozen or so people who are not Ed Lee is welcome.
When a significant number of San Franciscans still think Gavin Newsom is mayor, figuring out where Jeff Adachi ends and Tony Hall begins suddenly seems like a very tall order. This confusion is why sometimes people need a little help figuring out whom to vote for.
In a nod to the city's method of ranked-choice voting, a number of the organizations picked someone for first, second and third place.
Here is a brief rundown of who's received some recent high-profile endorsements:
Note: In addition to his other endorsements, Avalos also has the full support of this men's room.