District 1

Record-breaking spending floods District 1 with political propaganda

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District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee and independent expenditure campaigns supporting him have spent nearly $800,000 – shattering previous spending records for a district election – bombarding Richmond District voters with a barrage of mailers and other media pushing a variety of claims and criticisms about incumbent Sup. Eric Mar that sometimes stretch credulity and relevance.Read more »

Weird homophobic attack ad from the Association of Realtors

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Gee, this ad that's up on You Tube, apparently paid for the the San Francisco Association of Realtors, is creepy, strange and a bit homophobic.

It starts with a bunch of kids chanting about sending "Eric Mar back to Mars" -- huh? -- where, presumably, there are still happy meals with toys in them, because I can't figure out why else all these children would be doing a political attack ad. Creepy element number one.Read more »

David Lee and his landlord backers raise the stakes in District 1

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Realtors and commercial landlords have transformed the supervisorial race in District 1 into an important battle over rent control and tenants' rights, despite their onslaught of deceptive mailers that have sought to make it about everything from potholes and the Richmond's supposed decline to school assignments and economic development.Read more »