In the Santa Clara mayoral race, Jed York spent big and lost

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When it comes to the struggles with their new home city of Santa Clara, the 49ers have applied a time-honored political theory: If you can’t beat them, spend as much money as you can to beat them.

49ers owner Jed York spent upwards of $2.5 million on knocking Santa Clara mayor Lisa Gillmor out of office. York’s effort failed.

Via the San Francisco Chronicle, York’s handpicked candidate, Anthony Becker, conceded on Wednesday night. That outcome undoubtedly delighted Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

Ross, whose real-estate company has commercial interests in the vicinity of Levi’s Stadium, supported Gillmor. York’s effort to prevail included attacking Ross personally in TV commercials, to the chagrin of the other members of Club Oligarch.

Gillmore, per the Chronicle, acknowledged that she was “surprised” to overcome the 49ers’ effort to unseat her. She believes that the team’s “onslaught of negative ads bashing her may have backfired.”

Coincidentally, Ross will get to do a victory lap of sorts in Santa Clara in less than three weeks. On December 4, the 49ers host the Dolphins.

14 responses to “In the Santa Clara mayoral race, Jed York spent big and lost

  1. There are so many various storylines with that SF vs Miami game. From the coaches, to the players, and now the owners too! Crazy!

  2. I love when billionaires think they can push people around with their money and it fails….

  3. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 1:17 pm
    I love when billionaires think they can push people around with their money and it fails….

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    Except one billionaire is CLEARLY the lesser of two evils over the other. That’s the world we live in.

    One is REALLY bad. One is just bad.

  4. The $2.5M that York spent is laughable and pales badly in comparison to the $100M a developer just spent on the mayoral race in Los Angeles and lost.

  5. Why would York be interested in Santa Clara politics if his team plays in SF? Answer…because they are the Santa Clara 49’ers. 😉

  6. I stated in a post weeks ago that Jed York was no match for developer Stephen Ross who has developed more than $60 Billion dollars world wide. Ross has developer contacts and skills!

  7. gibson45 says:
    November 17, 2022 at 1:46 pm
    Jed York is a better person than we thought if he is fighting against deplorables.
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    I wear that “deplorables” moniker with a badge of honor seeing how the person who originated that saying is known by “Crooked Hillary”.

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