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There is a D5 candidate gathering for Brett Wheeler tonight at 1953 Page from 6 to 8 p.m. …

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Preliminary list of candidates who applied for public financing (Eugene Wong makes the list after nearly missing the deadline):Matt Tuchow Jake McGoldrick Leanna Dawydiak David Heller David Pascal Brian O’Flynn Eugene Wong Robert Haaland Susan King Dan Kalb Jim Siegel Nick Waugh Brett Wheeler Andrew Sullivan Ross Mirkarimi Tys Sniffen Christine Linnenbach Vernon Grigg . . . →Read More:

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D5′s Somsel on Crime:

REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME San Francisco has more murders this year than Oakland. Many of us wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots. I’ve been forced to wait for hours to enter my house while they removed a murder victim from my doorway. This is not . . . →Read More:

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TYS SNIFFEN DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATE OP-ED (responding to Ross Mirkarimi’s Friday press conference)

Mr. Mirkarimi puts forth a number of good ideas on how to deal with the low level ‘quality of life’crimes the so-called progressive movement has been unwilling to address in recent years. Many of his points are already being enacted by . . . →Read More:

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Ross Mirkarimi is getting out in front on an issue that few District 5 candidates are taking seriously enough:the wave of gun violence in the Western Addition and the Haight Ashbury this year. If the rest of the candidates don’t get on board this issue with the likes of Bill Barnes,Joe Blue and . . . →Read More:

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From the DCCC:

Local Democrats Pick Candidate and Proposition Endorsements for November 2,2004 Elections San Francisco,CA:The San Francisco Democratic Party has finalized its choices for local proposition endorsements as well as for Democratic candidate endorsements in the School Board,College Board,BART Board and Supervisor races. Local Democratic Party members met on . . . →Read More:

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“CA Supreme Court refuses to intervene;Green Party congressional candidate excluded from SF November ballot SAN FRANCISCO – The Supreme Court of California has rejected a petition by Green Party congressional candidate Terry Baum,8th CD (San Francisco) to place her on the November ballot (BAUM v. S.C. ARNTZ Case Number S127299).

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Tony Hall is at Treasure Island,but his re-election campaign consultant Jim Ross is back on the mainland paying bills from the quarter-million dollar operation. Leftover money will go back to donors,or to charity. Not a lot of folks are demanding refunds,Ross said,but some are itching to recycle their donations on one . . . →Read More:

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D2 candidate Steve Braccini expects 500 or more at his Thursday fundraiser,6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kelly’s Mission Rock,817 China Basin. …

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More on the Jobs poll,overheard at a briefing before the Business Federation:You could flip a coin to decide who to back in D5. Jake McGoldrick is weak in District 1,but there isn’t a powerful second choice as Lillian Sing is still developing name ID. David Heller is near Sing. The numbers go . . . →Read More:

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