February 10, 2008
Endorsement watch: GOP DA

The Chron stumps for Pat Lykos in the GOP primary for District Attorney. I am not surprised by this - I figured it'd be a choice for them between Lykos and Jim Leitner; I assumed they'd find Kelly Siegler to be too close to Chuck Rosenthal to recommend her. All this is my speculation, as the Chron reverts to form and says nothing whatsoever about the other contenders in that primary. Given that the Chron has offered a decent amount of coverage to this race, in particular candidate forums at which we get to see what they do and don't stand for, I think it would have been really useful to have gotten a feel for why the Chron board went with Lykos and not someone else. By how much is she "the Republicans' best choice"? Who's the second best? Where in particular did she distinguish herself, and where did someone else really challenge her? Did any of the others truly fail to measure up? How do they see her in comparison to Siegler, whom I believe will wind up in a runoff with Lykos? I wish I knew, but alas, I don't.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 10, 2008 to Election 2008