Julian Davis' troubled campaign for city supervisor just got a little more so after a second newspaper dropped its endorsement amid allegations that he groped a woman at a political event six years ago. The San Francisco Examiner printed an editorial today withdrawing its support for Davis, saying there are now "too many doubts" about the District 5 candidate.
Yesterday, Vogt, who is also the publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, told us that he "was never in favor of either papers' endorsement and I made it
clear to both the editorial staffs they better be sure before making
The Bay Guardian pulled its endorsement yesterday, going as far as to ask Davis to drop out of the race. While the Ex didn't urge the candidate to withdraw from the race, it claims the allegations are enough reason to dump Davis three weeks before Election Day.
Per the Ex:
While this is just an accusation and the truth itself may never emerge about what actually occurred between Davis and his accuser, we have no choice but to take the allegation seriously. And while it would be naive not to recognize that this accusation emerged right at the end of a political campaign, we are troubled by the way Davis has responded to this accusation.