Video: Politicians chase Pokémon in the Mission
August 3, 2016
Not content to wait until the polls close in November, state senate opponents Scott Wiener and Jane Kim duked it out this weekend in a pre-election Pokémon Go contest.
Kim, who challenged her fellow San Francisco supervisor to play the ridiculously popular game via a tweet last month, was the winner, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, grabbing the most Pokémon in a two-hour period and netting a $500 donation to the charity of her choice.
Ok @Scott_Wiener— one last challenge. This is it. Maybe this will get a yes! Will you #PokemonGo?
Play on! #November2016
— Jane Kim (@JaneKim) July 12, 2016
The above video posted by Jamie Stark, which features San Francisco Examiner reporter and contest judge Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, captures some of the fun.