NYT, Peter Ragone predict drawn-out interim mayor selection 

So who is the go-to guy for the New York Times when it comes to their analysis of the political intrigue surrounding the pick for San Francisco’s next mayor? None other than Mayor Gavin Newsom’s former press secretary Peter Ragone.

Ragone, who worked with Newsom during his lieutenant governor race despite his work in the private sector, tells the Grey Lady that that there may be some difficulty in the Board of Supervisors finding the six votes needed to appoint an interim mayor:

“None of those add up to a majority, which does not bode well for a speedy transition of power, say veterans of the local political scene.

"There seems to me to be millions of ways to get to six," said Peter Ragone, a Democratic political consultant and an adviser to Mr. Newsom. "And none of them actually work."

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