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  •  Eric Mar hasn't moderated really (4+ / 0-)

    It's just where his roots are. I put him under the moderate progressive camp because that's where he's from and that's where he got his start. Gordon Mar, his twin brother, is head of the Chinese Progressive Association. In the last election, Rose Pak and her team pulled out all the stops to ensure his reelection, even diverting resources from Norman Yee (who barely held on in D7) to help Mar.

    After the Mirkarimi vote, Kim might have rendered herself radioactive. Cohen will defer to Chiu, simply because Chiu was one of the few electeds to endorse her during her 2010 run. Wiener isn't going to be board president unless there's an outright moderate majority. We don't even know if Chiu is stepping down, because he might end up being the only acceptable compromise choice.

    Chiu and Kim do go a long way back; they used to be roommates.

    22, D, CA-12 (old CA-08).

    by kurykh on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 01:57:46 PM PST

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    •  CPA (1+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera

      Isn't CPA the most progressive of the chinatown orgs though? Certainly more so than CCDC and CAA.

      Like I said I really appreciate the write up, because politically interested friends sometimes ask me to explain SF politics to them and I will definitely steer them here. Funny thing is I'm sure we've met in real life a number of times.

      •  The Chinatown nonprofits (1+ / 0-)
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        like CCDC, CPA, Asian Law Caucus, and CAA are really tight-knit, especially after Rose Pak came into the picture, so they're usually of the same mind. It's also the only way they can survive politically.

        And thanks for your kind comments! Yes, we probably might have met somewhere along the way.

        22, D, CA-12 (old CA-08).

        by kurykh on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:07:07 PM PST

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