San Francisco Mayor's Fresh Ad Campaign

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, temporarily appointed to the post after Gavin Newsom won the California lieutenant governor’s race, is making a run for a full term — and he’s getting some creative help:

Much of the Silicon Valley business, sports, and arts community seems to be behind him. But notice that this ad is not paid for by the candidate, but by San Franciscans For Jobs and Good Government, a local Super PAC funded by Silicon Valley “investor angel” Ron Conway and Napster creator Sean Parker. So even the fun ads are a reflection of the corrosive influence of money on our politics.


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