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Friday, October 15, 2010

Newspaper endorsements

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.


  1. This is so awful I'm speechless. Sweet? Cohen? Somewhere someone thought this was a good idea, sort of the Editorial Board's version of Affirmative Action. The voters are smarter than the Chron and Exam staff. 'Nuff said.

  2. Readers are starting to weigh in on the endorsement in the Chron's comment section and the Sweet's starting to hit the fan! All the more reason to get out the vote. If you don't vote and encourage others to vote, too, you can's send these jokers packing.

  3. Just a reminder of the Chron's track record in endorsing local politicians. What are they - 0 for ever? And the Examiner endorsed John McCain.


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