USA Today - 11/28/2003
"Filmmaker Emily Morse knows what to do with the bounty she's handed: Record it."
Four years prior to California's 2003 gubernatorial recall, the Golden State played host to another raucous political race that captured the public imagination. In San Francisco's 1999 mayoral runoff, incumbent Mayor Willie Brown faced opposition from 12 different candidates in his second-term reelection bid--but none more daunting than openly-gay standup comedian Tom Ammiano, who staged a historic grassroots write-in campaign that incited a dramatic showdown of epic proportion. Director Emily Morse documents the political mudslinging, behind-the-scenes brawls, and media-circus frenzy of the election in her sharp-witted feature SEE HOW THEY RUN, a comic expose of the often scandalous world of campaign politics. Features guest appearances by Bill Maher, Sean Penn, Arianna Huffington, Reverend Jesse Jackson, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and many more.