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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

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

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By Lisa Keen | February 24, 2020

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.

By Lisa Keen | February 21, 2020

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.


By Lisa Keen | February 20, 2020

"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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 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.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 6, 2020

Equality California has dual endorsed a lesbian candidate seeking an open Palm Springs state Senate seat and another female Democrat in the race, while it has snubbed a gay candidate in a crowded Orange County Assembly race.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 5, 2020

As he seeks to double LGBT representation on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, gay former journalist Joel Engardio has already raised more money for his campaign for the open District 7 seat than during his 2016 bid.

By John Ferrannini | February 5, 2020

Six female attorneys — all straight allies — are competing for the three open judicial seats on the San Francisco Superior Court that are on the March 3 primary ballot. Retiring judges are vacating the seats up for election.


By Lisa Keen | February 5, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco gave a Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address unlike any other — she ripped up her copy of the speech at the end.

By Lisa Keen | February 4, 2020

Gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and Senator Bernie Sanders appear to be leading in the Iowa caucuses, after state Democratic Party officials released 62% of the results across all 99 counties Tuesday, following a snafu Monday.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 30, 2020

Ending months of speculation, California's statewide LGBT advocacy group announced Thursday it is endorsing gay former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 presidential race.

By Lisa Keen | January 29, 2020

No one predicted a year ago that gay former mayor Pete Buttigieg would be a serious contender in the Iowa caucuses this year, but February 3 is Monday, and there he is: polling second and third in two out of three of the latest Iowa polls.


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