The race to succeed Tom Ammiano in this San Francisco district is expected to feature two bright, rising politicians representing two strong demographics in the district--gay and Chinese voters.
The two are Harvard law graduates born five months apart, although their personal stories are very different. David Chiu was born in Cleveland to Taiwanese immigrants and raised in Boston, while David Campos was born in Guatemala before immigrating illegally to Los Angeles at age 14.
On the Board of Supervisors, Campos is seen as further to the left than Chiu, although either would be among the most liberal in the Legislature.
Campos starts with a bit of an advantage as gay and Latino voters outnumber Asian voters in this district, which includes the Castro and Chinatown, but falls short of the number of Chinese voters found in Phil Ting's AD19.
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