Mayor Ed Lee Campaign Supporters Won’t Take ‘No’ For Answer

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco’s “Run, Ed, Run” campaign held another event this weekend in its goal of getting interim Mayor Ed Lee to run for mayor in the November election.

With the deadline to declare a run for mayor is less than a month away, a couple dozen supporters walked up and down 3rd Street in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood Saturday passing out flyers and hanging signs in shop windows.

Among those wearing bright yellow shirts with the Run Ed Run slogan was Bayview resident Stanley Farmer, who praised the mayor’s visits to the community.

“He came down on foot and talked to the merchants and that’s very important,”he said.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

But at a community cleanup event at Candlestick park, Mayor Lee continues to maintain that he has no time to pay attention to the campaign and no intention of running.

Campaign co-chair Eddy Zhang said when you already have someone doing a good job you want to keep it that way.

“We hope he will get affected by this excitement and this momentum,” Zhang said.

The deadline to file papers with the Department of Elections is August 12th.

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