The big money in the major SF races

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt

Who do the cops and realtors support? Who do the teachers support? The money trail tells a story.

The San Francisco Chronicle finally got around to covering the story about Sup. Vallie Brown evicting tenants last week, almost three weeks after SF Weekly first broke the news – and after at least two other significant developments emerged to keep the story alive.

The story somehow managed not to focus on the evictions but on what the paper called a “spat” between Brown and challenger Dean Preston – as if Preston’s campaign had created the eviction story. Actually, the story started with research from the Tenants Union, and it was local media that got into the details… (more)

Some people feel that passing Prop F “Sunlight on Dark Money” may help mitigate this problem.

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