Chesa Boudin celebrated his election victory in the race to become SF's District Attorney,. As Betty Yu reports, he was the most progressive candidate on the ballot focusing on reform over incarceration.
Boudin Celebrates Victory After Winning Race For SF District AttorneyChesa Boudin celebrated his election victory in the race to become SF's District Attorney,. As Betty Yu reports, he was the most progressive candidate on the ballot focusing on reform over incarceration.
Boudin Declairs Victory As Loftus Concedes In Race For SF District AttorneySuzy Loftus conceded the race to become San Francisco's next district attorney, congratulating Chesa Boudin Saturday afternoon after a tight race.
Mayor Breed, District Attorney, Among Major Decisions Facing SF Voters On Election DayOn Election Day, San Francisco mayor London Breed was seeking her first full term, and several candidates were vying to be the city's next District Attorney. Wilson Walker looks at what's at stake in these two key races.
Talking Politics: After Impeachment / Wanted: New CandidateFormer S.F. mayor and assembly speaker Willie Brown tells Phil and Melissa that impeachment without removal is pointless and says Democrats need a new face to face-off against Trump. (10-6-19)
Talking Politics: Trump in California / Harris HiccupsThe president came to the Golden State and blasted San Francisco for its homelessness problem; Sen. Kamala Harris campaign seems to have stalled in low gear. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown bandy boisterously. (9-22-19)
Liberal, Moderate Divide on Display in Democratic DebateTeam coverage of the Democratic presidential candidates debate from Nikole Killion and, in San Francisco, Andria Borba. (9-12-19)
Talking Politics: Leaden GOPers of the Golden StatePhil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss the state of the Republican Party in California and Brown floats the idea that the Democratic field of presidential candidates may yet see more entrants. (9-8-19)
Talking Politics: Campaign Attrition / Trump VulnerabilityFormer S.F. mayor and state assembly speaker Willie Brown tells KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen that the president can be beaten, provided the Democratic Party can settle on a candidate. (9-1-19)
Talking Politics: Democratic Debate TakeawaysWho won? Who lost? Will Kamala Harris keep surging or sink? Former S.F. mayor and Calif. assembly speaker Willie Brown weighs in along with KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen. (6-30-19)
Major S.F. Campaign Fundraiser Drops BidenA big blow for the Biden campaign: the former vice president has lost the support of top San Francisco fundraiser Tom McInerney. Da Lin reports. (6-28-19)
Bay Area Candidates Lead Attacks on Biden in Fiery Democratic DebateDemocratic divisions over race, age and ideology burst into public view in Thursday night's presidential debate, punctuated by a heated exchange between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. Team coverage from Nikole Killion and Andrea Nakano. (6-27-19)
Supporters Gather to Watch Bay Area Candidates at DebateSimon Perez reports from San Francisco. (6-27-19)
Talking Politics: Pelosi Pulled / Post-Convention DebriefAs more Democrats demand Trump be impeached, will Nancy Pelosi relent? Which presidential candidate got the biggest bump from the state Democratic convention? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown consider those questions. (6-9-19)
Presidential Candidates Head to San Francisco for California Democratic ConventionSen. Kamala Harris is one of many presidential hopefuls who are in the Bay Area this weekend for the state Democratic Convention in San Francisco. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-31-19)
Restaurant in S.F. Mission District Becomes 'Must-Visit' Venue for Democratic CandidatesA tapas restaurant in the Mission District called Manny's is getting the nickname "Iowa of California" by Democratic presidential hopefuls. But, as Melissa Caen found out, Republican candidates need not apply. (5-31-19)
Campaign 2020: Mayor Pete Raises Funds on Kamala Harris' Home TurfDemocratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was in one of his rivals' backyard Friday looking to raise money for his campaign. Melissa Caen. (5-10-19)
Talking Politics: Barr Fight / Too Many CandidatesTakeaways from another wild week in politics delivered by KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor and Assembly speaker Willie Brown. (5-5-19)
Talking Politics: Biden Time / 20 Donkey Team ScrambleAt last "Uncle Joe" is officially in the race, along with 19 other Dems all trying not to be just another face in the crowd. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown break it all down. (4-28-19)
At Issue: Mueller Reaction and Democrats' Game PlanKPIX 5's Phil Matier and congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) discuss the Mueller report and how Democrats in Congress will work with the administration as the 2020 election campaigns heat up. (4-28-19)
Talking Politics: (Non)Exoneration / Candidates ScrambleWhat's next now that the Mueller report has been released? And how can a candidate keep his or her campaign fresh and focused with so many competitors in the race? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (4-21-19)
Talking Politics: Mayor Pete Ascends / The Dem GaggleIs Pete Buttigieg the real deal? Can he go the distance? Also: the field of Democratic candidates for president seems to know no bounds. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown talk politics. (4-14-19)
Talking Politics: Pelosi for Prez / Teflon TrumpKPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen gab with former S.F. mayor and Assembly speaker Willie Brown about Nancy Pelosi's and Donald Trump's political superpowers. (3-31-19)
Talking Politics: Newsom Nixes Executions / Campaign JamGov. Newsom declared a moratorium on executions in the Golden State while the 2020 Democratic Party presidential wagon train got longer. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (3-17-19)
Talking Politics: Dems Rush In (and Out) of Presidential CampaignPhil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss the Democratic candidates' strategy in the campaign for president. (3-10-19)