Well, officially un-official

|
(0)

By Tim Redmond

UPDATE: Mark Leno has written a letter to Fog City Journal saying that his run against Carole Migden isn't really official yet.

So I just called Leno to check it, and he says he won't make a final final decision until mid-January. But "I'm looking at it very seriously," he said, and added: "I'm getting a lot of encouragement from local labor leaders."

I told him that, from everything I'm hearing, it's seems pretty clear to me that he's in the race. Read more »

Leno v. Migden: It's official

|
(0)

By Tim Redmond

The news that I knew was coming is now apparently official: according toFog City Journal, Assemblymember Mark Leno announced at the Harvey Milk Club holiday party that he will, indeed, challenge state Senator Carole Migden in 2008.

It's going to be a wild ride.

Already, the shit is flying: Migden, Luke Thomas reports, said that Leno is "a little nuttly, and he's out of a job. Read more »

A memo to constituents of Rep. Nancy Pelosi

|
(0)

By Bruce B. Brugmann

To fellow San Franciscans:

Now that even the San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst has declared in a lead front page story that Pelosi will legislate
"from the middle," the Guardian recommends at minimum three specific proposals for her constituents to push theincoming speaker of the house to do to seriously represent San Francisco values.

l. Pelosi needs to allow Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. Read more »

Cho Us the Money Shot

|
(0)

The word was out that Margaret Cho would be appearing at the Good Vibrations candy-themed Goodie Shoppe holiday party. It was no surprise, considering the comedian serves on the sex-toy company’s Board of Directors. Read more »

BRUCE - USE THIS ENTRY

|
(0)

Migden and Ammiano

|
(0)

By Tim Redmond

Well, within a few minutes after my blog on Mark Leno and Carole Migden was posted, Eric Potashner, Migden's aide and political advisor, called me to say that Migden has endorsed Tom Ammiano for state Assembly and to poo-poo all the talk of a heated Leno-Migden race, which he says he isn't worried about.

Okay, I believe him. Read more »

Leno v. Migden: The mind reels

|
(0)

By Tim Redmond

Well, the info I picked up last night was a bit off; Matier and Ross haven't run anything yet on the poll Mark Leno has done to evaluate his chances in a possible race against Carole Migden for state Senate in 2008.

But word about the race is all over town. The BAR checked in today with a story by Matthew S. Read more »

Leno v. Migden: The Poll

|
(0)

By Tim Redmond

Look for Matier and Ross to report on the Chronicle tomorrow (Thursday) that Mark Leno's team has taken a poll on how he would fare in a challenge against Carole Migden for state Senate in 2008.

The poll, I'm told, was encouraging to the Leno camp. The Assemblyman will make up his mind in January, but I'm getting the strong sense that this is going to be a go.

And what a political free-for-all it will be.

'Problem with AK-47s is they explode in the abdomen. Basically, a bomb went off in his tummy.'

|
(0)

By G.W. Schulz

The Chronicle on Sunday launched its lengthy four-part series on the San Francisco General Hospital with the threaded narrative of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in his mid-section by an assault rifle last spring and appeared at the trauma center with seemingly little hope of remaining alive.

In 2001, the boy’s father had been killed by gunfire just a short distance away in the Hunters Point housing project where they lived. Read more »

Taking on Tauscher

|
(0)

By Tim Redmond

Ellen Tascher, the conservative East Bay Democrat, is under fire all over the web and there are signs that she will face a primary challenge next year.

Robert Haaland has a good line on why she's already in trouble with progressive Dems. A district to watch.