Clint Reilly

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Clint Reilly is a political consultant in California. For the 2010 campaign season, he is working as the top political strategist for Repair California.[1] Repair California, primarily organized by the Bay Area Council, wants California voters to approve a California constitutional convention by voting "yes" on:

Reilly agreed to manage the campaign for a California convention after a 14-year break from managing political campaigns.[1]

Jim Wunderman, President of the Bay Area Council, said that Reilly "has a remarkable strategic sense and a passion for organizing, which is all too often missing in statewide campaigns, and is just what this historic effort needs to succeed."[1]

Political history

  • 1971: Reilly ran Richard Hongisto's campaign to be sheriff of San Francisco County.
  • 1978: Ran the campaign to elect Robert Matsui to the U.S. Congress.
  • 1988: Ran unsuccessful ballot campaigns for auto-insurance-backed initiatives, earning "millions".[1]
  • 1990: "Fired [Dianne] Feinstein as a client" in her gubernatorial bid by sending out a news release questioning her commitment.
  • 1993: Got into a fight with Phil Bronstein, then-editor of the San Francisco Examiner, breaking his ankle.
  • 1994: Ran the unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign of Kathleen Brown.
  • 1995: Worked on the re-election campaign of San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan. Jordan lost. In the campaign, Jordan participated in a stunt where he was photographed naked in a shower stall with two disc jockeys.
  • 1999: Ran, unsuccessfully, for Mayor of San Francisco.
  • 2000: Filed a lawsuit challenging thesale of the San Francisco Chronicle to Hearst, which then owned the San Francisco Examiner.
  • 2006: Filed a lawsuit to stop MediaNews Group (owner of the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News) and the Hearst Corporation from combining parts of their business operations.


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