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Ethics Commission records show nascent District 5 candidate Jim Hammer giving campaign cash to Terence Hallinan (even before Hammer left the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office for Hallinan’s San Francisco shop),SF Pro (huh?) the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club (when Robert Haaland was president,it appears) and Gavin Newsom (2002 supervisor race;no contributions . . . →Read More:

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It’s always good to check candidates’past campaign donations.

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The Body Politic will be back Monday.

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Never run for office if you’ve got skeletons in the closet less than 10 years old. It’s a lesson would-be politicians learn,painfully,every election cycle. Remember Andrew Lee and CQuence? The latest developing district supervisor candidate scandal makes Lee’s dilemma child’s play. It’s the first,but surely not the last.

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Planning Commissioner Rev. Edgar Boyd and Deputy Public Defender Phoenix Streets are both considering D5 candidacies.

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San Francisco’s Ranked Choice Voting system for supervisor elections is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in Sacramento,1 p.m. Likely outcome is a conditional approval,with the next big hurdles being voter education and the budget for such.

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News from Newsom:

SAN FRANCISCO- Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments today. They reflect his commitment to creating a city government that is diverse and well qualified. All appointees will undergo city sponsored ethics training before they assume office.

“I am very pleased to make the following appointments,” said Mayor Newsom. “These appointees collectively . . . →Read More:

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The latest from D5:Diamond Dave Whitaker Poet-activist ,talk show host,open mike M.C. long time Haight Ashbury Persona and Beat relic has put his name on a growing list at The Department of Elections of folks who are considering contesting and contending the seat opening up in District Five.

His Credo

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Mayor Gavin Newsom is set to put outreach teams on the streets to aide the homeless.

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Supervisor Aaron Peskin holds a Town Hall meeting April 22,6 to 8:30 p.m. at Francisco Middle School,2190 Powell St. There sure seem to be more Town Halls in election years.

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