Milk became more interested in political and civic matters when he was faced with civic problems and policies he disliked. Milk's fiery, flamboyant speeches and savvy media skills earned him a significant amount of press during the election. I represent the gay street people—the year-old runaway from San Antonio. He had died, and with him a great deal of the Castro's optimism, idealism, and ambition seemed to die as well. He held no ill will toward Milk, however, and remained in contact with him. We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. Anne Kronenberg, Milk's campaign manager, called him "a master at figuring out what would get him covered in the newspaper". Milk's nephew Stuart accepted for his uncle.