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Common Sense Comeback by the Bay?

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And now, for something completely different.

This year, George Soros pumped big money into efforts to replace several California District Attorneys, not just conservative ones, with people way out on the left wing. The efforts ended in a full face-plant, as noted by Dan Walters here and in my post after the election.

There was no race this year in San Francisco, though. A lot of things are odd in that city/county, including the years of its local elections. The election is next year, and the DA slot is contested.

Suzy Loftus, assistant chief legal counsel in the Sheriff's Department and the former president of the city's Police Commission, will file papers Tuesday to challenge [incumbent DA George] Gascón. She's running on the platform that San Franciscans are tired of car break-ins, home break-ins, blatant crime on their sidewalks and a criminal justice system that seems to merely point fingers in response.
Even in a city that prides itself on tolerating virtually everything, is there a limit to social decay that makes people say "that's just too much"?
Who supports whom in this race?

But Gascón -- one of the most progressive district attorneys in San Francisco history and a chief backer of Proposition 47, which reduced some nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors -- now faces a somewhat more moderate challenger in Loftus. And yes, Soros will apparently hold two fundraisers for Gascón.
No surprise there. Soros surely wants to keep the proponent of the ill-conceived Proposition 47. How about the other side?

Loftus will have some impressive company at 1 p.m. Tuesday when she is scheduled to formally enter the race at the Department of Elections in City Hall. Mayor London Breed, who was joined by Loftus' daughters when she filed her own paperwork to run for mayor, will return the favor.

Also endorsing Loftus are Supervisors Malia Cohen, Katy Tang, Catherine Stefani and Vallie Brown; Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; state Sen. Scott Wiener; and BART board members Lateefah Simon and Bevan Dufty.
Libby Schaaf is supporting the "relatively more moderate" candidate? That's man-bites-dog newsworthy.

Stay tuned.

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