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15:58 | 24th March 2017

News: World

Wed 26 Oct, 2011
By Newsdesk


Some observers view Herrera as the most viable challenger to Mayor Ed Lee in a city where an estimated 20 percent of the voters are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender

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San Fran Mayor's race fight to get Gay votes

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With less than two weeks to go until San Francisco elects its next mayor, a surprise issue has emerged in the pitched battle for the city's gay vote.

Accusations that City Attorney and mayoral candidate Dennis Herrera initially opposed the city marrying same-sex couples have been leveled by several members of former Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration. Herrera calls the charges a "bald-faced lie" by political opponents designed to cripple his campaign.

Some observers view Herrera as the most viable challenger to Mayor Ed Lee in a city where an estimated 20 percent of the voters are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

It's a sizable group of voters who traditionally turn out at the polls, donate to campaigns and form much of the support base for two of Lee's main opponents, Herrera and former Supervisor Bevan Dufty.

Source :SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICLE

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