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  Tom Ammiano leading interim mayor contender
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AuthorWillie Brown
MediaNewspaper - San Francisco Chronicle
News DateSunday, November 21, 2010 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe race to replace outgoing San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is taking on more twists and turns than a tourist bus on Lombard Street.

The latest face to pop up as the leading contender to become interim mayor is state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the gay comic and two-time mayoral contender whose past rivals include yours truly.

It's no secret that the left has been looking for someone - anyone - it can get behind to gain control of the mayor's office.

Ammiano tells me he has the six votes on the Board of Supervisors to be named interim mayor, and I believe him, especially after Supervisor Bevan Dufty told me he'd vote for Ammiano.
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