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Jerry Brown
In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred
In San Francisco's close quarters, political giants are bred

This is a city of 47 square miles, 800,000 people and millions of deeply held, fiercely fought convictions. Spilling down its hillsides to the westernmost edge of the country, San Francisco is the closest thing to an East Coast enclave set along the Pacific, a place, like New York or Boston, where politics is a passion, a sport, something everyday people fuss and fight and scheme over. As blue (politically) as San Francisco Bay, the city has 27 officially chartered Democratic Party chapters, among them the Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club, the Filipino American Democratic Club, the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco and the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club. That works out to...

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