Lacy, Cohen & Smith Get District 10 Endorsement

by Paul Hogarth on September 9, 2010

In the wild card race for the coveted SF Democratic Party endorsement, District 10 candidates DeWitt Lacy, Malia Cohen and Eric Smith – in that descending order – received the nod last night. DCCC members are progressive, but also pragmatic – which made giving civil rights attonrey Lacy (who is a relative unknown) top billing a rather curious choice. But conversations with progressive DCCC members after the vote suggested that Lacy was a “consensus pick” – nobody had a real problem with him. Cohen had raised more money, but some expressed concern she was not progressive enough – and her performance at the August 10th SFYD debate did not impress. Eric Smith rounded out endorsements with the Party’s #3 pick, while progressives Tony Kelly and Chris Jackson did not secure a spot. Unlike other districts that boast a wealth of progressive candidates, the DCCC endorsed for all three slots – which will give District 10 voters more guidance in November.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a private citizen, Paul Hogarth has endorsed Eric Smith for District 10 Supervisor – and Jane Kim for District 6 Supervisor.

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