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How eight elite San Francisco families funded Gavin Newsom's political ascent
[LATimes] Gavin Newsom wasn’t born rich, but he was born connected ‐ and those alliances have paid handsome dividends throughout his career.

A coterie of San Francisco’s wealthiest families has backed him at every step of his political rise, which in November could lead next to his election as governor of California.

San Francisco society’s "first families" ‐ whose names grace museum galleries, charity ball invitations and hospital wards ‐ settled on Newsom, 50, as their favored candidate two decades ago, said Willie Brown, former state Assembly speaker and former mayor of the city.

"He came from their world, and that’s why they embraced him without hesitancy and over and above everybody else," said Brown, who is a mentor to Newsom. "They didn’t need to interview him. They knew what he stood for."

A Times review of campaign finance records identified eight of San Francisco’s best-known families as being among Newsom’s most loyal and long-term contributors. Among those patrons are the Gettys, the Pritzkers and the Fishers, whose families made their respective fortunes in oil, hotels and fashion. They first backed him when he was a restaurateur and winery owner running for county supervisor in 1998, and have continued their support through the governor’s race.

They are not Newsom’s largest donors: The families in total have given about $2 million of the $61 million that donors have contributed to his campaigns and independent committees backing those bids. But they gave while he was a relative unknown, providing crucial support to a political newcomer in the years before his campaign accounts piled high with cash from labor unions, Hollywood honchos, tech billionaires and donors up and down the state.

Now the families appear poised to see their investments pay off.

These donors are mostly liberal, inspired by Newsom’s history as an early supporter of progressive causes, including same-sex marriage as San Francisco mayor in 2004. But some are Republicans, including President Trump’s new ambassador to Austria, who are drawn by Newsom’s background as a small businessman.

The front-runner’s opponents have attacked him for his connections. During the primary, two of his Democratic rivals, Antonio Villaraigosa and John Chiang, painted Newsom as the beneficiary of wealth and privilege. John Cox, his GOP opponent in the November election, reiterated the theme in a new website titled "Fortunate $on." And an independent expenditure committee supporting the Republican spent a quarter-million dollars late last month on an ad calling Newsom "a child of privilege, his path greased by family and political connections and billionaire patrons."
Hat tip to Drudge for an interesting article from the LA Times, of all sources, on the California gubernatorial race. Newsom is slime but it seems he has some very rich and powerful backers. Much more at the link including great pictures of the guy hobnobbing with San Fran's upper crust. If you like San Francisco, you're gonna love Newsom.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The same Pritzkers as this fat guy running for gov. in IL?
Posted by: 3dc || 09/08/2018 1:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like it, 3dc. Click on the link to the article, scroll down and there is a graphic that shows how much each family member donated to Newsom's campaigns. JB Pritzker donated $1,250, not as much as some of the others but it also looks like he spends a lot on food. Maybe also kind of a carpet bagger in Illinois if his family is from San Francisco.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2018 9:48 Comments || Top||

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Brazil's right Presidential Candidate stabbed by a leftist.

The attacker was a member of the socialist PSOL party for 7 years, praised Maduro and Lula and called right wingers Nazis in his FB page. Media trying to suppress these facts.
The last time a presidential candidate suffered an attempted murder was in 1954, when Carlos Lacerda, also a right-winger, was shot.

Posted by: 3dc || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Campaign violence is common on the local level by the left as the murdering of opponents is common. The Brazillion swamp is very treacherous.

Semprè Fortè Jair Bolsonaro.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 09/08/2018 0:26 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
The Cory Booker you see has always been an imaginary creation
[NYPost] devastating tear-down
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2018 11:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is he really African American? I'm serious.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 11:24 Comments || Top||

#2  His parents were both nominally black but I suspect there were some Caucasians in the woodpile in earlier generations.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/08/2018 13:24 Comments || Top||

#3  ...He made a comment about being 'scared' of Judge Kavanaugh, but you'd think anybody who'd been Mayor of Newark wouldn't be scared of much...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/08/2018 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  I broke the rules. I broke the rules last night even before today. I will break the rules again!

So, yeah, typical Democrat.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2018 14:06 Comments || Top||

#5  ..rules, Constitution, what ever stands in the way of power.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2018 16:02 Comments || Top||

#6  This twerp ain't goin' no wheres....well, except down, hopefully.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 09/08/2018 16:23 Comments || Top||

Psychologist: Trump May Be the Sanest Person in White House Ever
[WesternJournal] From bumbling idiot to stable genius, opinions vary wildly regarding President Donald Trump. But now a psychologist who knows him has weighed in with her opinion ‐ and it is likely to send the left into a total meltdown.

Show host Dr. Gina Loudon, PhD has written a new book titled, "Mad Politics," in which she posits, "what if Trump isn’t the crazy man that the media pretends he is? What if he’s actually the cure for a country who’s been going mad for years?"

During an appearance on "Hannity," she elaborated further:
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But is he in time?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 4:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Regardless of his mental state he clearly is not like the ineffective lot in DC running the swamp GIVERNMENT and ruining America over the last 70+ years.

Posted by: Airandee || 09/08/2018 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  I think a lot of politicians are sociopaths and pathological liars...just look at the article below this one.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2018 9:51 Comments || Top||

#4  I want to see a new chat app written completely in APL...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2018 12:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Dammit, above comment meant for Babylon Bee post. Sorry...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2018 12:21 Comments || Top||

#6  I doubt he's the sanest EVER - but it's a low hurdle if we're just looking at recent national politicians, Presidents or otherwise.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/08/2018 13:27 Comments || Top||

#7  But APL uses goto
Posted by: KBK || 09/08/2018 19:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Not if you write the entire APL app in one line....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/08/2018 20:15 Comments || Top||

Obama Complains Trump Getting Credit for ‘Economic Miracle'
[Breitbart Texas] Former President Barack Obama appeared upset on Friday that President Donald Trump was getting credit for the booming economy.

The former president made his remarks at the University of Illinois after the United States economy posted more positive news; over 200,000 jobs created and a 3.9 percent unemployment rate in August.

Obama reminded students that they were probably too young to remember how the economy was on the brink of depression when he took office.

"When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started," he said.

"When you hear about this economic miracle that’s been going on... when the job numbers come out ... suddenly Republicans are saying, ’It’s a miracle,'" he said. "I have to kind of remind them, actually those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Your shadow government a few blocks from Trumps hugely successful White House is turning out to be a useless little appendage so the empty suit man child can only resort to throwing a tantrum.

Where ïs John McCain when they need him!
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 09/08/2018 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Son say's the U of I speech was lottery only for members of the Student Democrats. Only %10 who wanted tickets actually won and were vetted for them. He said out of his MBA program year only one person got in. People with winning tickets had to show up 3 hours early to be vetted.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/08/2018 1:22 Comments || Top||

#3  And Bush was blamed for everything from the Common Cold to the Entropy Death of the Universe ... by Obama. He needs to stop whining.
Posted by: magpie || 09/08/2018 1:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Problem is that he actually believes the cooked reports he and his lackeys published, you recall the ones that were a week or so later always 'revised downward'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2018 6:32 Comments || Top||

#5  The economy wasn't the only thing on the brink of depression when Obie took office. Me, I was anticipating a decade of government cheese.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/08/2018 7:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Problem is that he actually believes the cooked reports he and his lackeys published

To understand what a dog thinks you must become a dog yourself.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 7:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Let’s make sure Obama gets credit for the 9+ trillion in debt and deficits.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/08/2018 8:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Cash for Clunkers? Stimulus for Dem supporters? Zero interest rates?

Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2018 9:10 Comments || Top||

#9  "When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started," he said.

Right after you left office!
Posted by: Raj || 09/08/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Baraq is full of shit. He always was. So he goes to some university and he starts spreading it to a bunch of college kids who don't know any better and the MSM never call him on any of it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2018 9:55 Comments || Top||

#11  [Imagine thick Country Accent] "He shore talks pretty. He's all hat and no cattle."
Posted by: magpie || 09/08/2018 10:13 Comments || Top||

#12  It’s all about meeeeeee. He read his Alinsky but never read Sun Tzu. All about me wont be a successful strategy.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/08/2018 10:16 Comments || Top||

#13  Ohh Barry Boo Boo.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/08/2018 12:23 Comments || Top||

#14  Obama always has had a pretty mouth.
Posted by: Clolugum Glaviper8082 || 09/08/2018 15:22 Comments || Top||

#15  Don't you mean privy?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 15:26 Comments || Top||

#16  I'll credit Obama for one thing - a whole lot of pent up demand.
Posted by: KBK || 09/08/2018 19:51 Comments || Top||

#17  Dear Progressives,

Please peddle your guilt elsewhere.

Thank you.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/08/2018 20:18 Comments || Top||

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  Syrian army advances in al-Safa, killing over 40 turbans, 1000+ trapped on volcano
Fri 2018-09-07
  Houthis fire missiles toward two southern Saudi airports, hit one
Thu 2018-09-06
  Two major Syrian Army divisions head toward Hama for upcoming offensive
Wed 2018-09-05
  Al Qaeda trying to regain primacy as Islamic State loses ground: NATO
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  Jalaluddin Haqqani joins the Choir Eternal
Mon 2018-09-03
  Islamists militants in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 48 soldiers: Sources
Sun 2018-09-02
  Yemen’s army imposes full control over Saada’s Al-Zaher directorate
Sat 2018-09-01
  Dutch police shoot suspect after he stabs two people at an Amsterdam train station
Fri 2018-08-31
  ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani killed with 5 comrades in Nangarhar drone strike
Thu 2018-08-30
  Egyptian forces kill 20 militants in Sinai operation: Army
Wed 2018-08-29
  Syrian Army foils ISIL breakout attempt in east Sweida
Tue 2018-08-28
  Idlib: Nusra arrest 20 ISIS turbans, Gov’t closes key crossing
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  John McCain dies at 81
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