Rafael Mandelman announced the opening of his 24th Street headquarters and the first major push for his campaign for D8 supervisor today with an event at the Noe Valley Town Square.

Mandelman, who is challenging incumbent mayoral appointee , talked about the “politics of yes,” his campaign slogan. “We know we can build the affordable housing we need,” he said. “We know we can feel safe and secure in our neighborhoods. We know we can have a world-class transportation system.”

A large, lively crowd rallied on 24th St.

Mandelman has raised more money than Sheehy, and has the backing of both and Tom Ammiano – two LGBT community leaders who are often not on the same side.

Rafael Mandelman warned that he could be facing “a wall of money.”

Both said they had disagreed with Mandelman in the past. But both spoke strongly in support of him at the rally.

The diversity of his political support gives Mandelman a huge boost – but at the same time, as he pointed out, the campaign is expecting “a wall of money to pay for a slew of lies.”

Tom Ammiano talked about Mandelman’s integrity
talked about Mandelman’s leadership ability

That’s because the mayor’s allies can and will raise unlimited amounts of money for “independent expenditure” committees to attack Mandelman.

The two will face off for the first time Monday/13 at the LBGT Center at 6:30 for a debate sponsored by the Harvey Milk Club and the Alice B. Toklas Club.

  • Kraus

    From the “article”:

    “Mandelman has raised more money than Sheehy…”

    “…the (Mandelman) campaign is expecting “a wall of money to pay for a slew of lies.” ”

    Looks like Mandelman has a head start on building that “wall”.

    • Heart

      Where do you get most of your money to run BARFSF and to run in the race for D6 suoervisor Sonja? As a paid lobbyist for developers you would know plenty about the wall of money and how it is poured into our local district supervisor races by people who don’t now and never will live in SF.

      • curiousKulak

        As opposed to the unions backing Rafael who feed at the City Hall trough and as likely as not don’t live here either?

        • Heart

          Ooga booga. Union evil. Commie evil. Socialist evil. Library evil. Paid lobbyist good.Realtor good. Developer good. Ed Lee good. Ooga booga.

          • curiousKulak

            You sound like Ben Shapiro. Or at least you use the same style and logic.

          • Porfirio666

            I heart heart.

        • Porfirio666

          Mandy understands that you have to take SEIU marching orders to get elected if you are a progressive. Tim (on the SEIU payroll) will back Mandy to the max.

      • Yonathan Randolph

        You have called Kraus Sonja Trauss before. Is there any purpose to your attempted doxxing? Do you have any evidence that you have the right person?

        • Kraus

          “Heart” is just desperate because their ideology does not comport with reality and it is failing them, badly — hence the lashing out and descent into gibberish.

  • Heart

    Ed Lee: one of the most unpopular San Francisco mayors ever. Sheehy= Ed Lee’s pal and appointee. Sheehy’s constituents complain that that he doesn’t respond to emails or phone calls and that he is tone deaf on neighborhood issues. Sheehy is mini Me to Ed Lee. Sheehy is unfit for public office and for D8.

  • SF Sunset Guy

    “We know we can build the affordable housing we need,” he said. “We know we can feel safe and secure in our neighborhoods. We know we can have a world-class transportation system.”

    promises, promises. And not just from Mandelman. Unfortunately, the BoS is usually simply a stepping stone to Sacramento – witness Weiner, and both Ammiano and Leno before him. Not to mention Brown, Newsom, etc.,

    • curiousKulak

      Build the ‘affordable housing’ we need? Is he even in touch with reality? Construction costs are thru the roof! An 8′ 2×4 con heart Redwood costs … $27.00! One f’ing 2×4! A sheet of plywood costs $50-60!

      Yes, we can build the housing we need – though there may be some delays due to workload. But, “affordable”?!?

  • Porfirio666

    Doesn’t Mandy hold the record for most political campaigns in SF history? Only Debra Walker comes close.