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F.X. Crowley

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    District 7 Recount's Potential Costs Tabulated

    Anyone examining the bizarre and tedious process of recounting a district election may be wondering, since these things are so much fun, why don't we do more of them? The answer, as revealed late Friday by the Department of Elections, is that they're not cheap. In order to get the ball rolling in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    District 7: There Will Be No Recount

    Earlier today, we reported on the detailed costs of a potential recount in District 7, where Norman Yee edged F.X. Crowley by 132 votes. Department of Elections head John Arntz now says he received a call earlier today from the attorney representing Crowley's backers. And, in the words of the Gershw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    District 7: Recount Effort Moving Forward; Cost Estimate Could Be Generated Today

    The process of initiating a recount in the wafer-thin District 7 supervisoral contest is moving forward, as election lawyer Jim Sutton has sent the city a letter listing the things he'd like counted, how he'd like them counted, and requesting the city count up how much this is all going to cost. Sut ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    District 7: Cost Unclear on Recount

    A consortium of labor groups this week moved to ask for -- and fund -- a recount in the razor-thin loss of labor leader F.X. Crowley in the District 7 race. This move was not unanticipated. But its cost remains uncertain. The San Francisco Labor Council was quoted as estimating a price tag exceeding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    District 7: Norman Yee Widens Lead Over F.X. Crowley to 109 Votes

    With around 1,000 ballots yet to be counted in the marathon District 7 race, either Norman Yee or F.X. Crowley could still prevail. But it's nicer to be winning than losing, and this afternoon's tally places Yee 109 votes ahead. That's a relatively large leap from yesterday's 33-vote bulge in favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    District 7: Norman Yee Now Up By 33 Votes Over F.X. Crowley

    Today's daily Maalox Moment for District 7 supe candidates Norman Yee and F.X. Crowley -- and their supporters -- has arrived. In the brutally close race, today's latest count has Yee up by 33 votes. He was up by 20 as of Sunday. The Department of Elections has run through nearly all of the outstand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    District 7: Only 97 Votes Separate F.X. Crowley and Norman Yee

    As the Department of Elections churns through the uncounted ballots, the race in District 7 has been transformed from ridiculously tight to preposterously tight. As of 11 p.m. on Election Day -- following the reversal of a "formatting error" -- only 338 votes separated leader F.X. Crowley from Norma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    District 7: "Formatting Error" Put Norman Yee in the Lead, Now F.X. Crowley Is Ahead (UPDATED).

    See update below -- Department of Elections error caught by Crowley campaignFor candidates F.X. Crowley and Norman Yee, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Late last night, after all of the Department of Elections' official Ranked-Choice Voting tabulations were ostensibly over, the Dist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Election 2012: Winners and Losers

    There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk -- Tom WaitsThe striking thing about assessing San Francisco's big winners and losers emerging from last night's election is that they're often the same people. In District 5, tech investor turned political money man Ron Conway's candidate, Lond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    District 7: Updated Numbers Shave Seven Votes -- Seven! -- Off F.X. Crowley's Lead

    Last night, District 7 Supervisorial candidate F.X. Crowley's camp noticed something off with the late-breaking results reported by the Department of Elections. Sure enough, the city had been putting Crowley's vote totals alongside Norman Yee's name and vice-versa. When that mistake was straightened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    London Breed, F.X. Crowley, Eric Mar Lead in Supervisor Races (Update)

    Update at the bottom:The polls in California have officially closed, and now voters and candidates wait. The San Francisco Elections Department said results could come as early as 8:30 p.m.A crowd of people gathered at the University of San Francisco where students, faculty, and whoever else felt l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Shadowy PAC Underreported Donations Promoting Mike Garcia

    We recently wrote about how District 7 supervisor candidate Mike Garcia and his campaign consultant were befuddled by the large amounts of money spent on their behalf by a shadowy independent expenditure committee. It turns out, however, the Golden State Leadership Fund Political Action Committee wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Supervisor Sean Elsbernd Doles Out Advice for Newcomers on the Board

    When Sean Elsbernd first took his seat on the Board of Supervisors to represent District 7, he was 28-years-old, single, and just a few years removed from Claremont McKenna, where he considered himself a dutiful San Francisco liberal on a campus filled with Goldwater Republicans. Now, he's 36, marri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Norman Yee: Are Voters Confusing Him With Leland Yee?

    In the abysmal 1992 flick The Distinguished Gentleman, a character played by Eddie Murphy ascends to higher office thanks to having the same name as a longtime office-holder. Could it happen here? Perhaps. District 7 Supervisorial candidate Norman Yee turned heads when early polls gave him 24 percen ... More >>

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