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Politics on Tuesday: Campos, Chiu, the bus “fee” and a worry for Greg Suhr…


By Tim Redmond

Sup. David Campos got the early endorsement of the influential teacher’s union in his bid for state Assembly. And for reasons that I think have nothing to do with policy, he has Rose Pak. I heard Pak talk about Campos at her usual nasty Chinese New Year’s parade rap a couple of years ago; she regularly rates and berates public officials as the pass the reviewing stand, and what she said about Campos was this: “David Campos always tells me the truth, where he is. He’s always straight with me.”

Campos and his main opponent, David Chiu, both opposed the 8 Washington project, which Pak was way, way pushing. So all the talk about this being “Latino vs. Asian” is a bit dumb; San Francisco is more politically mature than that in 2014, and what this race will be about, and should be about, is two things:

Who will be more bold and effective in Sacramento – where we have plenty of centrist Democrats and fans of compromise, and where we need a fighter who pushes the envelope – and who will use the position of power (particularly fundraising power) that a state Assembly seat (for 12 years) brings to promote the progressive agenda in San Francisco? (more after the jump)

Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at), follow @supermarke on Twitter.


  1. So basically you are supporting Campos so he can raise money for your “progressive” politicians and causes over the next 12 years. Great Reason!

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