It's the buzz of San Francisco City Hall right now -- a major candidate has finally entered the race for mayor against Gavin Newsom. We sat down for an exclusive interview with Tony Hall at his West Portal home today, in which he announced he's running. We talked about many aspects of the race, how he sees the incumbent mayor's performance, and what issues he believes are important for the city. You can watch the entire, un-cut interview here:
Hall has held many positions in San Francisco city government over the past forty years, most notably with the Board of Supervisors and at Treasure Island. You can see a list of all his experience here.
Mayor Gavin Newsom refused to comment on Hall's announcement, telling us, "Guys, any other network, I'd be happy to talk to." But, his spokesperson told us there's actually a sense of relief the campaign is finally underway, that it's much easier to motivate the troops and fund raise.
The local political blogs are on overdrive, and we'd like to hear what you think about today's development here.