Tag Archives: Gavin Newsom

Pat Buchanan: Will COVID-19 Retire the World’s Policeman?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

For declaring in March that the U.S. economy might be reopened by Easter, President Donald Trump was roundly mocked.

Yet, it appears his political instincts were correct. He was more in tune with his country than were his critics.… Read more ...

Green mayoral candidate and Nader’s VP candidate Matt Gonzalez named chief attorney of San Francisco’s Public Defender

For some time, Matt Gonzalez represented the Green Party as well as his constituency on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  He also ran what was perhaps the most competitive Green campaign for mayor of a major city in US history, losing by about six percentage points to Gavin Newsom.  He later left the Green Party and became Ralph Nader’s running mate in 2008. … Read more ...

California Libertarian gets more than a half million votes

California is still counting ballots, but one Libertarian candidate has already broken a record. Pam Brown, running for Lt. Governor has received more than 525,000 votes. Current totals as of November 13, 2010:

Gavin Newsom (Dem) 4,530,039
50.2%
  Abel Maldonado (Rep) 3,548,727
39.4%
  Jim King (AI) 170,635
1.8%
  James “Jimi” Castillo (Grn) 144,603
1.6%
  Pamela J.
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Matt Gonzalez and Ross Mirkarimi Amongst Names on Shortlist for Interim Mayor of San Francisco

The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, is running for Lt. Governor of California currently and is largely considered the frontrunner for both the Democratic nomination and the eventual win. Should Newsom win, an Interim Mayor will need to be appointed–apparently several figures familiar to the third-party world are being mentioned for the job.… Read more ...

Ross Mirkarimi in the news

Ross Mirkarimi is one of the most successful, powerful Green Party politicians in the nation.  He has been elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors twice, succeeding Green Matt Gonzalez in 2005, and was recently appointed to a powerful land use commission by the California State Senate.  On his website, he lists some of his accomplishments as a legislator:

  • Plastic Bag Ban: First-in-the-Nation ban on plastic bags in chain grocery stores and drug stores, which sparked similar legislation around the world from Oakland to Canada to Paris to Beijing.
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