Author Archives: dinsmorewix

lass than a month until filing deadline…should we draft tom steyer?

We need a capable and proven leader who can bring fresh ideas to fix CA…maybe we should draft Tom Steyer to serve.

What do you think?  Do you have other ideas?


Breaking: SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Drops Out of the Governor’s race

ya, gotan project

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going on now on twitter…jump in

ya, otto

one take on sf mayor staff shake-up

given fundraising struggle…this take makes South look good
Kevin Roderick • July 27 2009 3:46 PM

Eric Jaye, Gavin Newsom’s longtime political strategist, tells the San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier and Ross that “there was a fundamental difference in how to run” the mayor’s campaign for governor.

In addition to Jaye, the Newsom campaign has brought on other high-priced talent, most notably Garry South, the top strategist and adviser to former Gov. Gray Davis.

One source says Jaye has been pushing a campaign strategy that would keep Newsom in the public’s eye with media events on everything from green energy to food policy. South, on the other hand, has been advocating a more traditional approach that would depend on Newsom working the phones and raising money.

Newsom issued a brief statement in which he steered clear of any strategic differences he might have had with Jaye, whom he called “an adviser and a friend.”

file this under wtf: Eric Jaye leaves Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s longtime top political strategist, Eric Jaye, has resigned from his gubernatorial campaign. “There was a fundamental difference in how to run the campaign,” Jaye told us today.