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GOP Assemblywoman Olsen Drops Thousands Of RoboCalls Into SF Blasting Senator Leland Yee

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen

What started as a dispute on Twitter has now escalated into a full-on political battle between one of the legislature’s most liberal members and one of its most conservative.  In her inaugural tweet, newcomer to Twitter Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Modesto, a Republican, tweeted that she was proud was the only one in the 80-member Assembly to score a perfect zero from the Sierra Club (an achievement of which any rational personal can be proud, as the Sierra Club is an extremely liberal group).  It didn’t take long for the Adam Keigwin, Chief of Staff to one of the legislature’s most liberal members, Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco, to harass Olsen on Twitter because of her tweet.  Yee recently was the recipient of the California Sierra Club’s coveted Phil Burton Treehugger Award.

Senator Lelend Yee, Candidate For Mayor of San Francisco

Apparently Assemblywoman Olsen then attempted to get a hold of Senator Yee directly, by calling his cell phone, to discuss things.  Alas, Yee must have been too busy speaking to the #OCCUPYSF rally to return her call.  She is still waiting for a call.

“I placed a call into Senator Yee cell phone, and got his voice mail.  So I left a message, but I am still waiting to hear back,” Assemblywoman Olsen told me this morning.

The GOP Assemblywoman has notched up her efforts to get the Senator’s attention.  Yee is running for Mayor of San Francisco, and while there are not enough Republicans in the city to elect a GOPer to office, they are certainly an “interest group” with many voters.  Since there is no Republican running for Mayor (moderate Tony Hall sounds fiscally conservative, but is a Decline-To-State voter), one has to figure that Republicans are left trying to figure out for whom to cast their vote…

Olsen has placed thousands of “robo-calls” into Republican households in San Francisco, blasting Yee, and encouraging GOPers not to cast a vote for him.

You can hear the robocall here.  In it she shares that Leland Yee refuses to release the details of his legislative office budget while she has fully disclosed hers.

If I were Yee, it might be worth returning Olsen’s call.  I suspect that if Olsen were to broaden her calls to all SF voters, that none of them will be particularly enamored with Yee’s poor record on transparency.

For our part, we give Olsen a FlashReport Moxie Award for taking it to Yee on his home turf.

2 Responses to “GOP Assemblywoman Olsen Drops Thousands Of RoboCalls Into SF Blasting Senator Leland Yee”

  1. Robert Bosich Says:

    SF is a budding autocratic gulag where “diversity” does not include Republicans, religious, military, patriotic expression.

    Newest kook proposal:
    A 25% mandatory tip in restaurants….subsidize by fiat low skill, part time, casual labor who are overwhelming the local welfare resources….

    Why waste the effort challenging SF politicians!

  2. Howard Epstein Says:

    The San Francisco Republican Party Endorsements:
    (San Francisco uses the undemocratic Ranked Choice Voting to elect officials who are publicly financed except for Ed Lee.)

    Our Endorsements – Candidates

    Endorsed for Mayor
    Tony Hall
    Supported for Mayor
    Ed Lee
    Joanna Rees
    Endorsed for Sheriff
    Paul Miyamoto
    Chris Cunnie
    Supported for District Attorney
    George Gascón
    Bill Fazio

    Proposition A – School Bonds No Position
    Proposition B – Road Replacing and Street Safety Bonds Oppose
    Proposition C – City Retirement and Health Care Benefits Support
    Proposition D – Retirement Benefits for City Employees Support
    Proposition E – Amending or Repealing Legislative Initiative Ordinances and Declarations of Policy No Position
    Proposition F – Campaign Consultant Disclosures No Position
    Proposition G – Sales Tax Oppose
    Proposition H – School District Student Assignment System Support