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Migden/Leno Fight to Accelerate?

As most of you know by know, there is a lot of talk about moving the California Presidential Primary to February 5. What is forgotten in the news is that state and local primaries are typically held in conjunction. For example, when the 2000 presidential primary was held in March, primaries for state and local offices were held the same day (the 2002 state primary was also held in March).

In San Francisco, the local political implications are huge. If the primary is moved up to Feb., the filing deadline will likely come and go in 2007. That means Mark Leno will have to decide much sooner whether or not to challenge Carole Migden for the State Senate, with the election for Mayor taking place smack in the middle of the campaign. This should be fun for everyone!