In the San Francisco mayor's race Joanna Rees has played the part of the unknown, nonpolitical candidate who has confounded people by claiming to be a “progressive independent” — whatever that means.
But now it seems the apolitical Rees just might be playing a little politics, albeit not well. We were intrigued by the fact that Reese, who is registered as “declined to state,” kicked in a $2,500 contribution to the San Francisco Democratic Party. It's notable because she isn't a Dem, nor does she have any plans to join the party. Specifically, her donation bought her a 10-person table at the Democratic Unity luncheon on Monday.
In contrast, her opponents — who are registered Democrats — contributed much smaller amounts of $250 and $750.
So what will this unusually generous donation get Rees?
Not an endorsement.