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Ed Lee

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Adachi Campaign Alleges Lee Door Hangers Violate Campaign Finance Law

    Ed Lee​Interim Mayor Ed Lee is facing new allegations of wrongdoing on the eve of the election, capping a slew of ethical complaints that has dogged his campaign this fall.Public Defender and mayoral contender Jeff Adachi says he filed a complaint with the San Francisco Ethics Commission this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Ed Lee Supporters' Latest Scandal Too Late For 50,000 Absentee Voters

    FreeFoto.comRight now, the mailbox is Ed Lee's strong ally​It's never good when a campaign facing money-laundering charges has to stop and ask "which one?" Today's front-page Chronicle story -- slipping quickly off the SFGate page in favor of flash mobs, men who ride turtles, and web-only real est ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    The Real Ed Lee -- A Vicious Parody -- Distributed By Leland Yee Campaign

    Once the bizarre and inexplicable has been parodied -- then what? ​Earlier this month, San Franciscans walking down the stairs of their homes were surprised to stumble over The Ed Lee Story, a groveling campaign bio penned in the style of a Dick-and-Jane reader as produced by the Commissariat of E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    MC Hammer Lines Up for Ed Lee in Ridiculous Music Video Featuring Ashkon, Will.i.am, Brian Wilson, and Willie Brown

    Because only Ed Lee will restore Hammer's supply of apple butter. Or something.​ Well, "Too legit to quit" was a perfect out-of-the-box slogan for mayoral candidate Ed Lee, and apparently Bay Area rapper MC Hammer was happy to lend it to him. Hammer himself appears in this ridiculously cheesy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Other Non-San Francisco Voters Shill for Ed Lee

    By now you may already be recovering from watching the Ed Lee music video featuring MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Ashkon, Willie Brown and others. The video was funded in large part by Hammer's good pal and right-wing piñata du jour Ron Conway, as well as Sean Parker (who you may recall having paranoid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Mayoral Candidates Demand Investigation of Ed Lee Supporters Accused of Fraud

    They probably would have voted for Ed Lee anyway ... ​Mayor Ed Lee's campaign has been linked to yet another alleged election scandal. Over the weekend, seven mayoral candidates asked the state and federal government to investigate whether Lee supporters were illegally marking ballots for Cantones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Ed Lee Ballot Scandal Spawns Difficult Legal Questions

    The only law definitively broken by the pro-Ed Lee volunteers caught on film filling out and collecting ballots in Chinatown was the law of common decency. The introduction of a stencil-like device that allows people to expediently vote only for Lee and his chosen items introduces a literal aspect t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Why, Ed, Why?

    OccupySF protesters heckled Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday at City Hall while he was carefully trying to appease both protesters and cops. And last night, demonstrators disrupted a Police Commission hearing, enough so that the commissioners reportedly got up and walked out. Needless to say, protesters are ... More >>

  • News

    October 19, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Tries to Appease Occupy SF Protesters, Cops

    Ellen Huet​After five people were arrested Sunday at Justin Herman Plaza, Occupy SF protesters gathered at City Hall Tuesday afternoon to tell Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors to just leave them alone. Tuesday's affair was nothing quite like what Rome experienced over the weekend, rather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Republican S.F. Chair: I Never Wanted to Sic Government on SF Weekly

    No, no, you guys at SF Weekly are fine...​Last week, we told you about how the head of San Francisco's Republican Party threatened to sic big government on our newspaper. Harmeet Dhillon, the boss of the local GOP, now tells SF Weekly that was never her intention. She didn't want to abridge our Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Chinese Voters Set to Play Major Role in Mayor's Race

    Ed Lee​Traditionally unenthusiastic at election time, Chinese-American voters are more interested than other San Francisco residents in the 2011 mayoral race and will likely have a significant influence on its results, according to a poll released today.The poll, conducted by the Bay Citizen and U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Meet the Brains (and Checkbooks) Behind That Bizarre Ed Lee Hagiography

    ​The Kentucky Derby of political-action committees backing Ed Lee's run for mayor has a new horse in the race: The SF Neighbor Alliance for Ed Lee for Mayor 2011. Founded in mid-September, the committee has somehow already spent more than $100,000 - almost 20 percent of the amount spent by the act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    DA Launches Criminal Investigation into Mayor Ed Lee's Donors

    On the bright side, that's fewer thank you notes to write now ​District Attorney George Gascón refused to investigate previous accusations of questionable ethics tied to Mayor Ed Lee's campaign. But  just 24 hours after early voting started, the DA announced he would investigate allegations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    The Very Conservative Examiner Endorses Mayor Ed Lee

    ​We've stated in the past that Republicans love Mayor Ed Lee. And to say the least that didn't sit well with the Lee campaign (or Tony Hall for that matter), despite the fact he had been endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans, and given an extra special vote of confidence by the San Francisco Repub ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2011
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    September 22, 2011

    Attacks on Ed Lee Purportedly Coordinated -- But Will They Work?

    thepartyanimal-blog.orgYou can take a whack at Ed Lee, but there's no guarantee it'll work out for you​By now, everyone who cares to know about such things has heard that Dennis Herrera accused Mayor Ed Lee of being bankrolled by Republicans, and Lee's people spoon-fed the media a rebuttal that He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    With Anti-Lee Attack Ad, Dennis Herrera Ditches Logic of Ranked Choice Voting

    Is this the best type of ad to run in an RCV election?​According to the ranked choice voting playbook, candidates must offer themselves up as a perfect amalgam of milquetoast and pablum. They might not draw enough attention to be anyone's favorite, but perhaps they'll get enough second-choice vote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Republicans Love Mayor Ed Lee

    Ed Lee welcomes support ... from everyone ​In a liberal bastion like San Francisco, what Democratic candidate would want the support of the Republican Party? Turns out, plenty. Supervisors David Chiu and Ross Mirkarimi, and mayoral candidate Michela Alioto-Pier, to name a few. But as far as the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Five Other Slow and Obsolete Technologies Mayor Ed Lee Still Uses

    We didn't have high expectations for Mayor Ed Lee to be a tech-savvy leader; after all he didn't even have a Twitter account until several weeks after he was appointed mayor. But even then, he kinda had to start tweeting with the rest of the world, considering Twitter was threatening to leave San Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Ed Lee's Praise of PG&E Draws Fire

    Smi23leYou take the good, you take the bad...​Mayor Ed Lee's kind words for PG&E -- a company whose name conjures up horrific images of fire -- are drawing some fire of their own. Fellow mayoral candidates Dennis Herrera and John Avalos this morning issued press releases blasting Lee's "lavish ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2011
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    August 15, 2011

    Ed Lee Spends Sunday Waiting for Cheering Fans Who Never Showed Up

    Hang Out, Ed, Hang Out!​When Gavin Newsom was mayor, he worked hard to burnish his persona as a fabulous man of the people. He would roll up to a gritty corner in Hunters Point with a camera crew and ambush a few  passersby, hoping they'd talk with him while the cameras rolled. But after 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Bevan Dufty Welcomes Ed Lee to the Race -- But Why?

    One of them welcomes Ed Lee to the race, and one of them doesn't ​Mayoral candidates alike are raging over Mayor Ed Lee's abrupt entrance into the fray. But not Bevan Dufty -- at least not in public. The former supervisor, who helped Lee attain his current position as interim mayor, has bent over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Why the Ethics Commission Cleared the Run, Ed, Run Campaign of Any Wrongdoing

    S.F. Ethics Commission hard at work​Yesterday afternoon, just after Mayor Ed Lee declared his candidacy for mayor, the Ethics Commission cleared Progress for All, the campaign that worked to get Lee into the election, of any illegal wrongdoing. But right before making that decision, the commission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Who Isn't Supervisor Jane Kim Endorsing for Mayor?

    Jane is known to eat several slices of cake at a time​Now that Mayor Ed Lee has made up his mind about running for mayor, it seems Supervisor Jane Kim is having a little trouble making decisions herself. A few hours after Lee declared his candidacy, Kim came out with a most unusual endorsement. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Watch Mayor Ed Lee Get Booed (Video)

    For those of us who needed a reprieve last night from the Mayor Ed Lee drama, and tuned out to watch a real bloodsport --  The Bachelor Pad -- here's a recap of what we missed. After signing the paperwork declaring his candidacy for mayor, Lee showed up to the Castro Theatre for his first mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Ed Lee to Run for S.F. Mayor

    Ed: I'll run, run, run! ​Former Supervisor Chris Daly wasted no time after hearing the news that Mayor Ed Lee was planning to do an about-face and run for mayor. He's orchestrating a quasiprotest today outside City Hall, where he and others plan to call Lee a "big liar" while the interim mayor fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Lie, Ed, Lie Twitter Account Up and Running

    Fred Noland​Even before Mayor Ed Lee could officially sign the paperwork declaring his candidacy for mayor, some pissed-off people cleverly created the "Lie, Ed, Lie" Twitter account, riffing off Lee's about-face decision to run for mayor. The account was created about five hours ago, stating "I w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Ed Lee: Why's He Running?

    Hello, Champ...​A married man caught in the arms of a mistress has to do more than utter "I changed my mind." So will Ed Lee. Lee today officially broke the pledge that he would not seek a full term -- the very thing that got him the job of mayor (and, naturally, put him in position to break his p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Chinatown Newspapers Won't Give You the Real Story Behind Mayor Ed Lee

    ​If you take a walk in Chinatown on a weekday morning, you'll notice that many of the little old ladies have newspapers sticking out of their grocery bags, and the guys noshing on their morning congee are poring over the papers. But they're not reading the Chron or the Examiner, or even SF Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Run, Ed, Run: Rose Pak Accused of Illegal Campaigning

    Caroline ChenHow could you say 'no' to this face? ​Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy for mayor and already he's being connected to crooked campaigning.As the Chron reports today, Lee's dining buddy and Chinatown guru, Rose Pak, has further brought the Run, Ed, Run campaign down an et ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    A Conversation Between Ed Lee and Rose Pak

    The news that Ed Lee will probably jump into the mayor's race has political circles and candidates convulsing with suspicion. And while we can certainly appreciate the seriousness of the situation -- potential investigations and all -- we decided it's Friday so ... fuck it. Let's have a laugh about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Has Dianne Feinstein's Vote

    Feinstein wants Ed Lee to continue taking care of San Francisco ... for a full term ​The push to get Mayor Ed Lee to run for mayor in November has gone bicoastal. While at the White House yesterday to celebrate the Giants' World Series win, state Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) pulled L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Five Reasons Ed Lee Will Probably Run for Mayor

    By now, we can all assume that Mayor Ed Lee is going to jump into the mayor's race -- and smoke everyone. In fact, City Hall insiders are already saying he's hired a campaign consultant and that Lee will announce his candidacy when he returns from his family trip on the East Coast. People trusted hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Who's Behind the "Don't Run Ed" Facebook Ads?

    ​Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy and already the counter-campaigns have begun. Jim Stearns, political consultant for State Senator Leland Yee's mayoral campaign, made a YouTube video called "Promise" which highlights Lee's previous remarks, saying he would not be running for mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Shares a Laugh with Willie Brown: What's So Funny?

    If Mayor Ed Lee is getting great at anything, it's keeping his political mystique going. Will he run for mayor or not? Who knows, and just for now, let's say who cares -- and have some fun with it. You don't have to be paying much attention to City Hall to know that Mayor Lee pals around with the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    What Women Want: Mayor Ed Lee

    Women love that mustache ​So far nobody has been able to convince Mayor Ed Lee to give up his higher paying gig as the City Administrator and run for mayor in November. And with the Aug. 12 filing deadline just around the corner, the Run, Ed, Run campaign is unleashing a group that they hope will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Takes Public Dig at Former Muni Chief Nat Ford

    Mayor Lee goes off script​Unlike his predecessor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Ed Lee hasn't run in the other direction when asked to participate in a public Q&A with the Board of Supervisors once a month -- although, he kinda has no choice. This public inquisition by his peers could be chock-full of pr ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2011
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    July 8, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee's Business Card Reigns Supreme

    While Mayor Ed Lee has been somewhat coy as of late about his intentions to run for mayor in November, there's no doubt the mayor is getting a thrill out of flashing his business card any chance he gets.Lee doesn't have to be asked twice to whip out his card for all to envy and adore, putting all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Gavin Newsom Tells Mayor Ed Lee to Make up His Mind About Running for Mayor -- Now

    Gavin tells Ed Lee: shit or get off the pot​From an outsiders perspective, it might seem like Mayor Ed Lee has made up his mind: He's not running for mayor. But as you get closer to the guts of San Francisco politics, it's hard to ignore his slight comments to the press such as: I'm not campaignin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Ed Lee Won't Campaign for Mayor "At This Time"

    Maybe Ed Lee's mustache doesn't want him to run for mayor​Yesterday we told you how the Los Angeles Times just figured out that Mayor Ed Lee doesn't want to run for mayor. The newspaper printed the tired quote from his spokeswoman Christine Falvey: "He wants his old job back as city administrator. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    LA Times Just Now Figures Out That Ed Lee Isn't Running for S.F. Mayor

    Los Angeles Times takes the new out of news​For as prestigious a paper as the Los Angeles Times is, we have to wonder how the reporting staff missed the news that Mayor Ed Lee says he isn't running for San Francisco mayor. Admittedly, we don't follow every story in the Los Angeles area, but if we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Mayor Lee Declares Soda Free Summer Because He Hates Summer

    Nancy Pelosi/FlickrMayor Lee: ruiner of summer.​We love Mayor Ed Lee. The push-broom mustache, the quiet authority, the no-drama way he's run City Hall -- we'd give it five stars on Yelp. So it pains us to say this, but: Mayor Ed Lee is trying to destroy summertime. "San Francisco is fortunat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Meets with Michelle Obama and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

    Did he write Obama a check today?​Hopefully, Mayor Ed Lee woke up feeling sociable -- and hungry -- today. After a lengthy lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama, he met up with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj to chow down on more grub. In case you missed the motorcade across San Francisco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    "Let Ed Be" Facebook Page Created Asking You to Leave the Mayor Alone

    Not as clever as the Beatles, but you get the point ​Just today, the Run, Ed, Run Web site went live as part of the far-fetched effort to get Mayor Ed Lee to run for the city's chief executive position in November. But just the same, there is also a lighter effort taking shape, one that calls on e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Drops by Chris Daly's Dive for a Nonalcoholic Beer

    Was Mayor Ed Lee entertained or did he do the entertaining at Daly's dive?​Anyone who even sits on the sidelines at City Hall knows that Buck Tavern is where you go to sniff out good stories. Political stories, that is. That's one reason why reporters flock to former Supervisor Chris Daly's bar on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Who Will Ed Lee Endorse for Mayor?

    Ed Lee wants his old job back because he gets paid more!​The Examiner's Melissa Griffin tells us this morning how she bumped into Mayor Ed Lee and his wife, Anita, during a night on the town. Naturally, she couldn't help herself. She walked up to a dapper Lee and blurted out: "are you going to run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee's No-Drama Governing Style Is Proof He Won't Run for Mayor

    He's not running for mayor and happy about it​Just this week, we learned about yet another grassroots movement to push interim Mayor Ed Lee into running for San Francisco mayor.And while Lee remains unwavering in his decision not to run, reporters continue to ask him compulsively, "Are you plannin ... More >>

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