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Mayoral Recall

The mayors of Oakland and San Francisco have been confronted with recall efforts this year, and in the case of San Francisco, “confronted” is an appropriate word. At a rally by recall supporters in July, shouts of “Go back to China” were heard (and recorded in a video shared by, and supporters of the mayor outnumbered the recall supporters. Local political power broker Rose Pak, who has mostly supported Mayor Lee but who broke with him last year to help Aaron Peskin win the District 3 supervisor’s office, has criticized the recall effort and has thrown her considerable network into opposing it.

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