April 20, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco progressives are still waiting for a leader to take on Mayor Gavin Newsom in November.
Hundreds from the city's left-leaning progressive community gathered yesterday to find a candidate to challenge the popular mayor's re-election bid.
But several possible contenders stepped up only to say they wouldn't run - or were just thinking about it.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi ended months of speculation by saying it wasn't the right time for him to run.
Supervisor Chris Daly - Newsom's most vocal rival - said he still had to talk it over with his family.
More than a dozen challengers have filed papers announcing they intend to run against Newsom -- including a homeless man, a nudist activist and a professional clown.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle
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