Politics

Election 2020: SF props head to victory; CA school bond measure fails

Election 2020: SF props head to victory; CA school bond measure fails

San Francisco voters liked the citywide propositions on the March 3 primary election ballot, and it looks like most, if not all of them, will pass.

Political Notebook: Pelosi to face Democratic challenger in November

Political Notebook: Pelosi to face Democratic challenger in November

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 4, 2020

For the first time since she was elected to Congress in 1987, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) will face a progressive Democratic challenger in November for her 12th Congressional District seat.

Election 2020: Apparent progressive sweep in SF judicial races

Election 2020: Apparent progressive sweep in SF judicial races

Progressive candidates are leading in the races for three open judicial seats on the San Francisco Superior Court that were on the March 3 primary ballot, but at least one race has a close margin as election-watchers await more results.

Election 2020: Sanders wins CA; Biden has big night

Election 2020: Sanders wins CA; Biden has big night

Senator Bernie Sanders won delegate-rich California March 3, but former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr., one of the last moderates standing, scored a political comeback with victories in multiple states, including Texas.

Online Extra: Biden makes quick stop in Oakland on Super Tuesday

Online Extra: Biden makes quick stop in Oakland on Super Tuesday

Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. spent part of Super Tuesday morning at a diner near Oakland's Jack London Square, hoping to hustle up some votes as Californians head to the polls.

Political Notebook: Santa Cruz, Alameda DCCC races draw LGBT candidates

Political Notebook: Santa Cruz, Alameda DCCC races draw LGBT candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 26, 2020

It is not just the race for seats on the oversight body that runs the San Francisco Democratic Party that has drawn a wealth of LGBT candidates.

Most LGBT panelists pick Sanders at election forum

Most LGBT panelists pick Sanders at election forum

Democratic socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the favorite of most of the LGBT panelists who discussed the Democratic Party's presidential race February 21 at an event held at the Commonwealth Club and moderated by Michelle Meow.

Lesbian teacher seeks Alameda education seat

Lesbian teacher seeks Alameda education seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 26, 2020

Special education public school teacher Angela Normand, a lesbian, is aiming to become only the second LGBT person to serve on the Alameda County Board of Education.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Candidates differ on having city electeds lead SF Dem Party

Online Extra: Political Notes: Candidates differ on having city electeds lead SF Dem Party

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 24, 2020

SF DCCC candidates weigh in on whether elected officials should also run for seats on the body that oversees the SF Democratic Party.

Online Extra: Election 2020: Sanders wins Nevada caucuses; Buttigieg questions process

Online Extra: Election 2020: Sanders wins Nevada caucuses; Buttigieg questions process

Nevada caucus vote counters may not be as bad as those in Iowa but, as of Monday morning, they were still scrambling to report the results of the Democratic caucus voting that ended Saturday afternoon.

Online Extra: Grenell named acting director of national intelligence

Online Extra: Grenell named acting director of national intelligence

The appointment may last only a few weeks, but President Donald Trump on Wednesday named longtime gay Republican activist Richard Grenell to be his new acting director of national intelligence.

Online Extra: Election 2020: Rivals pounce on Bloomberg at Dem debate

Online Extra: Election 2020: Rivals pounce on Bloomberg at Dem debate

"Horse-faced lesbians." That was one of the first barbs tossed at the Democratic presidential field's newcomer, billionaire former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Wednesday night, in the party's most combative debate yet.

Political Notebook: Gay Sacto Councilman Hansen seeks third term

Political Notebook: Gay Sacto Councilman Hansen seeks third term

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 19, 2020

Over the last year gay Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen has found himself responding to several controversies that sparked ire within the state capital's LGBT community.

Political Notebook: Newsom reappoints gay CA veterans affairs secretary to his cabinet

Political Notebook: Newsom reappoints gay CA veterans affairs secretary to his cabinet

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 12, 2020

California's gay veterans affairs secretary is remaining on the job, as Governor Gavin Newsom has reappointed him to the position responsible for overseeing the state's care of its roughly 1.6 million military veterans.