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Savvy politicos court Bay Area bloggers
San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, April 5, 2009 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 04/05/2009 10:29:19 AM PDT by thecodont

Dennis Herrera is running for re-election as San Francisco's city attorney and loudly rumored to be eyeing the mayor's office down the road. So a few weeks ago, he invited about a dozen influential folks to a local restaurant for drinks (on his campaign's tab) and some face time. Those folks were local bloggers.

Their questions didn't rock him on his heels initially. Instead, Herrera was quizzed about his favorite movie trilogy ("The Godfather") and what he'd write on a cardboard sign if he were homeless ("Wanna have fun?"). Soon the crowd turned serious and interrogated him about more typical topics, such as his shepherding of the same-sex marriage cause.

Herrera is one of a handful of forward-thinking local politicians - such as San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, a candidate for state attorney general; East Bay congressional candidate Adriel Hampton; and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough - who are reaching out to bloggers as if they were another constituent group.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bloggers; ca; internet; opinion

1 posted on 04/05/2009 10:29:19 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Can you imagine the positions you must take or the beliefs you must hold in order to get elected Mayor of San Francisco? Your mind must be like a gay porn set.


2 posted on 04/05/2009 10:30:44 AM PDT by exist
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To: exist

Agreed. Just being gay is already too far to the right.


3 posted on 04/05/2009 10:33:23 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Agreed. Just being gay is already too far to the right.

On the upside, being STD-free makes you an "outsider".

4 posted on 04/05/2009 10:35:07 AM PDT by exist
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