Mar jubilant at early returns


The first precinct reports are coming in -- just a few -- and they share Sup. Eric Mar holding and even expanding his lead in District 1. Too early to call it, but Mar is jubilant and so are his supporters. Joe Fitzgerald send this report:

If there was a loud and clear message from the Eric Mar supporters at his election party, it was that realtors and rent-control opponents can't keep a good progressive down.

"We're going to kick their ass," said Mar. "We're going to show that the anti-rent control, realtors and big business people downtown can't do this again."

Mar was talking about the barrage of hit mailers that have attacked him relentlessly in the past few weeks.

The residents themselves were fed up with it.

"I like to use two bags to recycle all this shit," Brian Hudgins, a novelist from the neighborhood told us. He was amazed by how Lee, an obvious moderate, targeted his liberal, progressive apartment complex.

"The mailers turned people off," Mar said.

Norman Ten is an ardent Mar supporter. Wearing his blue "Eric Mar for Supervisor" shirt, he said that as a scientist, he looks at the facts when he votes.

"That David Lee guy had offices and headquarters over on Post street. Now that's not even in the Richmond, now is it?" he said.

Chris Daly, the fiery progressive ex-supervisor even made an appearance at Mar's party. He saw this election as a particularly blatant attack on progressives.

"Its just like my 2006 race," he said. "But when progressive San Francisco is united, we win."


I live in the Richmond district and I REALLY dislike Eric Mar. But I have to agree with Hudgins and Mar in that the mailers turned me off. Nearly every day I'd have to take one off my door. I've spoken to several of my neighbors and we all agree. We're not fans of Eric Mar, but Lee turned us off.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

Don't you know the Elections Department has already run RCV tallies?

Posted by Troll II on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

I lost my mail key some time back, so the mail carrier leaves my mail on the steps. I never bothered picking up all the campaign mailers, but i finally did today. I sorted it all, and I can't believe how much there was for District 1. I'll look through it just out of curiosity at some point, but, wow. The amount of trees used for these things...It is a turn-off...All that glossy slickness...glad the grass-roots man won.

Posted by Daniele E. on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

He wasn't a "grass-roots man". David Lee ran a horrible campaign. If a moderate with a halfway decent platform ran, Mar would've been toast. I don't think you really understand what a low opinion residents have of Mar in the neighborhood.

Eric Mar was elected because 2 moderates split the vote. He was reelected because his opponent was a complete incompetent.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

Olague should have taken note.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 07, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

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