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    ALICE LIKES CHIU WHILE HARVEY LOVES CAMPOS

        ALICE LIKES CHIU WHILE HARVEY LOVES CAMPOS As this column pointed out (See “Potstickers” on 9/26/13 at tinyurl.com/lwlntx6), the key to Assembly District 17 candidate David Chiu’s election is his ability to carve out enough LGBT support. At the same time, Chiu needs […]

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    MADISON WIN OR NO NGUYEN FOR MAYOR

    MADISON WIN OR NO NGUYEN FOR MAYOR Spins in two different stories on a scientific poll for a 2014 election that could make Madison Nguyen the first Vietnamese American Mayor of San Jose and leader of the tech capital of Silicon Valley and the world. […]

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    Potstickers Back Next Thursday

    Potstickers will be off today and return next Thursday. Readers can still follow @SFPotstickers daily on Twitter.

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    RUN ED RUN…IS THERE A SEQUEL?

        Is there another “Run Ed Run” for Mayor Ed Lee? The assumption is every first term San Francisco mayor wants a second term. The last post-war mayors who bowed out after one term – Roger Lapham, keeping a promise to serve one term […]

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  • Mary Jung

    AN APA CASTLE IS THEIR HOME

          While San Francisco voters lean tenant (37% tenant, 31% homeowner and 32% unknown according to Political Data, Inc.), Asian Pacific American voters (APA) distinctively lean towards homeownership (47% homeowner, 26% tenant and 27% unknown) – one major reason two liberals swung to the […]

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  • Ro Khanna has serious dough to challenge Rep. Mike Honda (Courtesy of RoKhanna.com)

    BEST DEFENSE IS A HONDA OFFENSIVE

        President Barack Obama (see AsianWeek.com, 1/29/13 at tinyurl.com/ahvvy7a) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s endorsements of South Bay Rep. Mike Honda, 71, made for preemptive strikes against any potential challenger – particularly the President’s former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Ro Khanna. Obama […]

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  • Board President David Chiu and Candace Chen (Fog City Journal)

    GO LEFT YOUNG MAN IN ’14

        Which way does the electoral weathervane of SF Supervisor David Chiu point?  The District 3 legislator (Chinatown/North Beach) was re-elected by his colleagues last Tuesday to an unprecedented third consecutive two-year term as Board President…MIDDLE OF THE ROAD: The bicyclist hung out with Jim Hightower’s […]

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    NEW YEAR, NEW ASSESSOR, NEW SUPE?

        Often mentioned is elevating San Francisco Supervisor Carmen Chu to Assessor-Recorder. But that leaves an open District 4 (Sunset) Supervisor seat where Mayor Ed Lee faces the risk of losing another appointee to election or key vote on his agenda (See “Potstickers” 12/6/12 at tinyurl.com/ax27up9 and 12/20/12 at tinyurl.com/agxoxan). Last […]

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    CALIFORNIA, HERE WE COME IN 2014

        On your mark, get set, run!…Hardly a month has passed since the 2012 election and already candidacies are shaping 2014 into the political year of California Asian Pacific Americans. From 1.6 million APA California voters among 18 million total, a deep talented pool […]

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  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (right) with SF Democratic Party Chair Mary Jung (left) and SF College Board member Natalie Berg (center) (Photo courtesy of AsianWeek Foundation)

    ANOTHER FIRST – APA WOMAN FOR SUPE PRESIDENT

    First Mayor, first Board of Supervisor President, first State Senator, first Assembly member, et cetera, et cetera…And now chat is Board of Supervisor President David Chiu’s former roommate and Supervisor Jane Kim is lining up as his successor, potentially the first APA woman Board President. Hopefully not a Chiu […]

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