SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The chanting outside City Hall Wednesday was the latest salvo in the movement to push San Francisco’s reluctant interim mayor to run for a full term.

The chorus of people saying, “Run, Ed, Run” now includes a group of “Women For Ed” who noisily made their case, bullhorns in hand, for why Mayor Ed Lee should throw his hit into the ring.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Some political observers say if Lee were to change his mind, he would become the instant frontrunner in a crowded field that includes current and former supervisors, the city attorney and a state senator.

Lee has won praise for a term marked by civility and an absence of partisan rancor, an unusually pleasant tenure supporters believe would endure even if the former city administrator decided to launch a political campaign.

The 40 women, who chanted, made speeches, and chanted some more to coax the appointed mayor to break his first political promise, said Lee shouldn’t feel bound by what was said back in January.

Lee has steadfastly denied any interest in remaining mayor, and many believe he should keep his word as attested in a recent Chronicle editorial.

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