Prop 34

Man for the moment?

John Rizzo's calm demeanor and steady progressivism may be the antidote to the sordid D5 supervisorial race

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steve@sfbg.com

This year's supervisorial race in District 5 — representing the Haight, Panhandle, and Western Addition, some of the most reliably progressive precincts in the city — has been frustrating for local leftists. But as the long and turbulent campaign enters its final week, some are speculating that John Rizzo, whose politics are solid and campaign lackluster, could be well-positioned to capitalize on this strange political moment.Read more »

Life-and-death decision

Backers of Prop 34 target the still-high number of undecided voters

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Proposition 34, the initiative to end the death penalty in California, is trailing in the polls, but proponents are focusing on a surprisingly large voting block that could still put it over the top: undecided voters.

"Anything can happen on Election Day," said Natasha Minsker, campaign manager for Yes on 34. "I think what this election comes down to is who's able to reach the undecided voter."Read more »