If Chesa is doing well, why is he getting recalled?


Here’s what’s important to know: In the 2019 election, the most any donor could give was $500. By contrast, recall campaigns are allowed to accept unlimited donations. That’s significant, because the single biggest contributor to the recall is a committee called Neighbors for a Better San Francisco that has given about a $2.75 million donation so far. We’re not dealing with a grassroots movement. We’re dealing with a small number of wealthy individuals, many of whom are national Republican major donors.

Why are the wealthy so against him? Chesa created a worker-protection unit that filed lawsuits against some gig-economy companies that have exploited and underpaid workers. Several of the people donating to the recall are investors in those companies.