In preceding weeks, we've seen most of the more partisan endorsements come out from unions, environmental groups, the Democratic Party, and the more 'focused demographic' newspapers like the Bay Area Reporter, SF Bay Guardian and the BayView, plus those from several, if not all, of the various sitting supervisors.
Now, on the heels of Supervisor Maxwell's endorsement earlier this week, the Examiner and Chronicle have made their favorites to fill the D10 seat known:
The Examiner likes Malia Cohen and Lynette Sweet, while the Chronicle has chosen Ms Sweet, but gives an "also impressed with" to Kristine Enea.
Ms Sweet must be waking up pretty happy these days, but trust me, she won't be resting on her laurels any more than other candidates did after getting their endorsements. Each of them knows that with the number of strong candidates out there, they're going to have to dig for every #2 or #3 vote that they can get to pull this one off. With name recognition strong for so many of the candidates, I have this feeling that we're going to get a dark horse coming up the middle to win this thing.