However, when asked about current or former government officials who had endorsed their campaigns, the stark differences of each candidate’s public persona came into the spotlight. Yee, as always, was noticeably more quiet and concise with his answer. With his feet firmly planted behind the podium, he offered up his endorsement from current District 4 Councilman Rob Fong and former Sacramento Mayor Anne Rudin. He has a long list of political endorsements, with Councilman Steve Cohn being one of the latest to join the list.
Hansen, who spoke directly to the crowd and paced steadily in front of the first rows of spectators, seemed to dodge the question and listed no names, despite the fact that he could have cited the endorsement of a political heavyweight like Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. His answer showed a sense of political theater and rhetorical flair that was at odds with Yee’s more just-the-facts-ma’am delivery. “The only endorsement I care about is from you, the people,” he said.
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