Who's running against Chris Daly?

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Sorry, Michael -- Daly's not in the race. Photo by Luke Thomas/Fog City Journal

I didn't know former Sup. Chris Daly was running for state Assembly in the 19th District. Odd -- I've been told he splits his time between Soma and Fairfield, but I had never heard anything about him moving to the West side of town.

But there he is, right on a flier produced by candidate Michael Breyer, who probably doesn't deserve all the attention I'm giving him, but his campaign is so strange. First he's for "old-fashioned San Francisco values" (whatever that means) -- and now he's running against Daly. Who, according to the latest data from the Department of Elections, isn't in the race.

Breyer has a pic of Daly's disembodied head surrounded by a happy meal, a goldfish and a Yellow Pages phonebook, three things that (other) supervisors have had issues with, mostly for very good reasons. Daly didn't introduce the Happy Meal ban or the pet store legislation or the phone books limits; some of that happened after he left the board.

The flier compares Daly's "Wild Antics" to "The Real San Francisco." Which I guess is a conservative place "of old-fashioned neighborhood concerns." (What -- the west side of the city hasn't changed in the past 40 years, since Breyer was a kid?)

Folks, please: Daly's no longer in any public office. He was a good supervisor while he was there and willing to fight for his constituents. But now he owns a bar and works for a union. Aren't we all getting tired of this shit?