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SF Chamber of Commerce Launches Controversial Ad Campaign

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS) – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has launched a citywide ad campaign it says is aimed at educating voters about which supervisors are protecting their interests.

However, at least one member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is accusing the Chamber of operating with a hidden political agenda.

The Chamber maintains its 3-week ad blitz is simply aimed at educating voters. Chamber CEO Steve Falk says the public may not know how supervisors vote on certain issues. “They see very clearly that parks are being cut, but we’re not so sure they see clearly that pension expenses have increased by literally tens of millions of dollars,” Falk offered.

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Supervisor Chris Daly, who often receives low marks from the Chamber, maintains the Chamber is operating with ulterior motives. “The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hasn’t had one of their candidates win a contested supervisors’ race in San Francisco in over a decade,” he said.

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