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Shortt notice:The Haaland camp reports that NPR’s ranked-choice voting story has been pushed back until Monday. …

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NPR on Friday morning covers San Francisco’s new ranked choice voting phenomena. Likely guests include Mark Mosher of BMWL,District 5 candidates Robert Haaland and Michael O’Connor (who’ve teamed up for an informal IRV bloc),and Alex Clemens of Barbary Coast Consulting and SF UsualSuspects. …

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Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval is taking his District 11 re-election bid entirely too seriously. His campaign has challenged the ballot designation for Anita Grier,longtime educator and administrator and College Board member. What career did she have the audacity to claim for the ballot? “Educator and Administrator.” … “Looking forward to a spirited debate with my . . . →Read More:

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So political satirist h brown and consultant Jack Davis walk into the Department of Elections on Monday afternoon …and at the desk they tell h he can’t run in District 5 with the ballot designation “political satirist.”So Davis,who h’d never met,but probably slandered plenty of times,speaks up to vouch for . . . →Read More:

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As expected (and predicted by PJ Corkery),Tony Hall has hired his campaign manager,former Examiner columnist Frank Gallagher,as Deputy Director of the Treasure Island Development Authority. Hall’s formed aide,DJ Canepa,will join the TI crew as a project manager. …

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Mayor Gavin Newsom on Thursday’s gay marriage ruling:“Today,my heart is heavy. But I am not discouraged. In fact,I am more deeply resolved than ever before to continue our fight against injustice and discrimination. This ruling in no way minimizes the joy,the commitment and the courage of those 4,037 couples married here . . . →Read More:

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Matt Gonzalez tells Pat Murphy’s San Francisco Sentinel that Lisa Feldstein isn’t among his top three choices for his Board of Supervisors seat. But on Wednesday he declined an Examiner request to name those top three after endorsing Ross Mirkarimi.

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The succession issue is just one of the thorny issues surrounding the Recall Sophie Maxwell campaign. Depending on the City Attorney’s interpretation of the Charter,the recall could mean a costly special election that proponents cite as an effort to suppress turnout:and it’s notable that so far Dennis Herrera’s office has favored a clear . . . →Read More:

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More on District 5:Robert Haaland has the endorsements of a host of elected officials including DA Kamala Harris,Assessor-Recorder Mabel Teng and both local assemblymen,as well as wide support from the LGBT community. …Green activist Susan King has the support of party presidential candidate David Cobb;Lisa Feldstein has significant local support; . . . →Read More:

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Lisa Feldstein is none too happy about the latest endorsement in District 5. She says Matt Gonzalez told her she’d have his support for a run for his seat. That was before she left the Planning Commission,and before Ross Mirkarimi jumped into the race and before Gonzalez endorsed him. Yep,this is politics:Get . . . →Read More:

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