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(463 posts)
Wed Jun 6, 2018, 12:30 PM Jun 2018

When progressives attack, S.F style

The mayoral race is hilarious to me. If you’re a progressive - very liberal compared to the party - Jane Kim was probably your person. Jay Leno was a safe liberal pick. London Breed was establishment all the time. So S.F. Has a ranking system. You get first choice and second choice.

So the liberal Left basically told Breed to go to hell. It’ll all wash out in November. But I’m amused. She politiciked very hard on her race and gender and intimated if you don’t vote for her, you’re an awful person.

Like this poor people you fucked over, London?

Shame about the Internet. It remembers everting.

Unrelated: didn’t realize Leno was gay. Had no idea. Voted for him based on research, friend reccomendations, and opinions here. So, happy bonus.

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When progressives attack, S.F style (Original Post) wonkwest Jun 2018 OP
I had no idea Jay Leno was running..... MrsCoffee Jun 2018 #1
Jay Leno is running for Mayor of SF? MineralMan Jun 2018 #2
Your definition of progressive TimeSnowDemos Jun 2018 #3
It's not Jay Leno TimeSnowDemos Jun 2018 #4
Seems Breed did extremely well with first place votes. NCTraveler Jun 2018 #5
"It'll all wash out in November": No, whoever wins now is mayor. deurbano Jun 2018 #6
You answered my question from above. Thanks. Blue_true Jun 2018 #8
How does the SF Mayor race go. Did Leno win outright on Tuesday. Blue_true Jun 2018 #7
He hasn't won yet. Still something like 90,000 ballots to process! deurbano Jun 2018 #9


(476 posts)
3. Your definition of progressive
Wed Jun 6, 2018, 12:58 PM
Jun 2018

is a bit.... meh.

Tell me - specifically - which progressive values you think are too extreme.

Which progressive values the DNC doesn't support.

Because, as far as I can tell, the DNC has been loudly saying it's the party for progressives for quite a while now.

Which of these Dems should be concerned?




(30,481 posts)
5. Seems Breed did extremely well with first place votes.
Wed Jun 6, 2018, 12:59 PM
Jun 2018
When the first-place votes were counted Tuesday night, Breed was on top with 35.6 percent to Leno’s 25.9 percent, Supervisor Jane Kim’s 22.8 percent and former Supervisor Angela Alioto’s 7.6 percent.

There was coordination between the other two campaigns.

But Leno and Kim had encouraged each other’s supporters to list the other as their second-place choice, and it paid off big time for Leno — he received 77 percent of Kim’s second-place votes.


"She politiciked very hard on her race"

Probably why she crushed it with first place votes. Breed outperformed almost all polling with respect to first place votes.

This is from just over an hour ago.

Leno has a lead of about 1,200 votes at 50.42 percent and London Breed is at 49.58 percent, with many more votes still needed to be counted.


The op has made me feel like I just read a RawStory headline.


(2,898 posts)
6. "It'll all wash out in November": No, whoever wins now is mayor.
Thu Jun 7, 2018, 11:04 AM
Jun 2018

I voted for Leno (and for #2, Kim) , but I wasn't telling Breed to go to hell. I just prefer Leno.


(31,261 posts)
8. You answered my question from above. Thanks.
Thu Jun 7, 2018, 11:58 AM
Jun 2018

I would guess that most, if not all the candidates in the race are progressives. I live in Florida, so the particulars of SF politics are alien to me, that is why I love reading RandySF posts, he has his foot on Cali politics (Disagree with him on Gavin Newsom, but I also don't live in Cali like he does).


(2,898 posts)
9. He hasn't won yet. Still something like 90,000 ballots to process!
Thu Jun 7, 2018, 12:33 PM
Jun 2018

So far, they've processed about 150,000 ballots, and Leno is only ahead by about 1200 votes. They are still processing ballots that arrived by mail on election day... plus ballots that were dropped off on election day... plus provisional ballots cast on election day.... plus anything that is postmarked Tuesday and arrives by this Friday... plus whatever else I am missing. My daughter heard that three people have to look at each of these ballots to prevent mistakes. And each ballot is 4 pages... plus then there is the whole ranked voting aspect. It's complicated and may take two weeks (or more)!


And then, as you gathered from the previous post, the election is decided, with no run-off.

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