Of all the do-gooders at San Francisco City Hall (what few are left), County Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting would be the very last person we'd expect to see caught up in nefarious politicking. We're talking about a man who got upstaged by Lenny the Service Dog, a guy who thinks Long Island Iced Teas ar ... More >>
Last week in Charlotte, Bill Clinton stepped to a podium in front of his party's delegation and delivered a speech. Maybe you saw it? What I remember are words -- lots of words. Some of them wrapped around statistics, others glaring back at me like bumper stickers on chrome. Clinton's words flowed f ... More >>
The Jelly Belly factory is a beacon of thriving American manufacturing -- it is also a fine choice for wholesome family outings.And considering how much former President Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans, it also seems like the perfect location for a conservative darling's presidential ca ... More >>
Luke ThomasMichela's marijuana manThe days when "gambling" with marijuana on a Las Vegas' Strip could result in lifetime imprisonment are long gone. Reefer now mixes with roulette in the nation's Sin City -- where, it should be noted, one has never needed a medical recommendation to use prostitut ... More >>
Bevan is getting a new right-hand manBevan Dufty, the former supervisor and mayoral candidate, told SF Weekly that he and his campaign manager, David Feighan, "parted ways" this week. Eager to be mayor, Dufty has already hired a new campaign manager who will start in two weeks.Dufty said there we ... More >>
Has he ever said 'No comment?'On a near-daily basis, media outlets including SF Weekly receive a plethora of press releases from elected officials who are also gunning for higher office. The two who are most prolific with press releases are San Francisco's City Attorney Dennis Herrera and State S ... More >>
Voting by race has made the city's political representation more Asian. It could be what puts 33-year-old Jane Kim on the board of supervisors.
Don't worry Kamala. Tyra still loves you. While attorney general candidate Kamala Harris spent the past three weeks denouncing her opponent Steve Cooley for accepting tainted campaign donations, it turns out her campaign kitty contained $1,250 from ex-Democratic moneyman Norman Hsu -- now serving ... More >>
The most powerful female politician in the country now teeters between long-term victory and instant defeat.
Jack Davis is not donating $1,000 to Gavin Newsom's political warchest. Take it from us. Lawyer Jerry Hallisey recently made the mistake of sending an e-mail to Jack Davis, asking the San Francisco mover-and-shaker political consultant if he'd attend a $1,000-a-head fund-raiser for Gavin Newsom's ... More >>
Public campaign financing isn't just a political football here in San Francisco -- it's a football so frequently kicked, punted, or otherwise buffeted the laces have come undone. And is there any money to fix it? Don't ask! The latest instance of San Francisco politicos stating they like the idea ... More >>
Candidate Newsom is narcissistic, thin-skinned, disloyal, and friendless. And thats from his former supporters.
Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.
Questionable political donations are flowing into the city's most controversial political race
Nancy Pelosi's daughter explains how (but not why) running for prez became so miserable
The city's proposed parking-rate increases are a scandal. They aren't nearly large enough.
Why does Gavin Newsom need a backer like the California Urban Issues Project?
"Kucinich is, like, The normal laws of physics don't apply to me.'"
Gavin Newsom should look to Sacramento for political inspiration
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
In trying to remove Gov. Ronald Reagan from office, liberal activists spawned the Davis recall and a host of other political ills
Californians have refused public campaign financing, and we've gotten what we deserve: a governor's race between a fund-raising slut and a clueless rich guy
They have dominated state and local politics for 50 years. Now, for the first time, the future of their "family business" is in doubt.
He's running for mayor again, and this time he wants to define himself, before his enemies do it for him
Why Miami's Democratic mayor abandoned Al Gore and cost him all the votes he needed to be president
How the grand plan for district elections could backfire
John McCain's family
Sen. John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped his presidential bid. Donations from special interests haven't hurt, either.
Tom Ammiano's mayoral bid: inside the campaign that has become a cause
Although Mayor Brown's opening acts have impressed, he's also allowed more than a few rogue elephants under his Big Top. We begin our stampede watch.
Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?
Reformist Dems pour sand in the machine's money gears
The Fang family rides tabloid journalism and hardball politics to the winner's circle
A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future
In which Jack Davis repents, Clint Reilly froths, Roberta Achtenberg has a vision, Angela Alioto has an attitude, and the voters are the pigeons
First Larry Bush was a politician. Then he was a journalist. Then he was a politician. So now as editor and publisher of CitiReport, a hard-hitting journal with a private agenda, what the hell is he?