The scene at Medjool Bar tonight is upbeat, confident and loud. This election party hosted by the San Francisco Labor Council and Medjool's owner, Gus Murad, is the party for everyone who didn't have a party: No on 85, Yes on F, supporters for Bob Twomey for School Board, State Assembly Candidate Fiona Ma.
Nothing but optimism all night among the diverse crowd gathered at Tennessee Grill to witness Ron Dudum's potential win for Supe in District 4 – which has now only been heightened with news that he’s 6 points ahead. "Seems good, Feels good” says Tuan Nguyen, Field Director for Dudum's campaign.
Doug Chan trailing behind Ed Jew, Ron Dudum, and Jaynry Mak in District 4's tight race seems relaxed and happy tonight. Supporters packing Dragon Lounge, a local bar at 24th and Taraval, are leaving early, feeling that with rank voting the results are still fully unknown.
As early numbers roll in, Pat Kernighan is being cautiously optimistic at his election night party being held at Sushi Zone on Ninth Street in downtown Oakland. Supporters of Kernighan, including Oakland City Council President, Ignacio de la Fuente, are calling her a woman of action and someone who works hard for Oakland, whether or not everyone likes her position.
Still no more results from here, but Chris Bowman, a Republican political consultant with a knack for calling races early, says Daly, Dufty and Alioto-Pier are headed for re-election. District 4, he says, is a "wild card"; with Ed Jew, Ron Dudum, Jaynry Mak and Doug Chan all neck and neck, it's anybody's to win or lose.
The energy at Harry Ha's restaurant on Irving isn't exactly captiviting. Janry Mak's core campaign has yet to show at the election night party being held there. "It's hard to know," one supporter, who refuses to give his name, says of Mak's chances of becoming a Supervisor. "They say we won't know the results until Friday. That's San Francisco politics."
The Chris Daly campaign just issued the following statement:
Almost 20 percent of the polling places in San Francisco’s District 6 are experiencing problems and irregularities in the early hours of Election Day, according to Supervisor Chris Daly’s campaign.
According to the Daly campaign, at least 10 out of 52 precincts have experienced problems ranging from late openings to voting machine failures to incomplete ballots. In one case, a precinct did not open until almost 90 minutes after the official 7 AM opening time, preventing many voters from casting their ballots. Read more »
The Fog City Journal cited a new poll of District 6 voters which shows Chris Daly ahead with 60 percent of the vote.The article included the polling firm's name, location, and numbers -- perhaps its more accurate than the others lauded by the Black campaign and commissioned by his supporters.
Old Man Gloom first formed as a side project for members of the Boston bands Converge, Isis and Cave In. In some senses, OMG was bigger and more destructive than anything its members had done with their primary outfits. Read more »