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Aug
26
2003

The more conservative tone that San Francisco politics are taking makes the fall-out among the city’s left even more important, particularly for those who might run against them.
The Green Party, gathering to endorse a candidate, couldn’t. In part, of course, because of the party’s rules. Candidates need 75 percent of votes being cast to win endorsement and Matt Gonzalez’s, the party’s candidate on the Board of Supervisors, fell three votes short of getting the mayoral endorsement. Some other compromise attempts to back two candidates, Tom Ammiano being the other, also fell flat.
The Green Party dispute seems particularly bitter with members still nursing their wounds over the instant run-off voting controversy, saying that Gonzalez didn’t support the idea with the fervor that he should have. Well, Gonzalez has been throwing his weight around plenty this past few weeks so maybe it’s a good idea that he stayed out of the recent spat at the city’s elections commission. But the public fighting that’s going on between the city’s more liberal contingents is moving past amusing.
And it’s not just the city’s Democrats who are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the November election. More and more this is looking like a nasty race, on many sides.

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