Scott Wiener Shuns Predecessor Bevan Dufty, Endorses Dennis Herrera for Mayor

Not Supervisor Scott Wiener's pick…for mayor

On paper, it would seem to be a dead cert that Supervisor Scott Wiener would endorse his predecessor Bevan Dufty for mayor. They're both gay moderates from District 8 — and incredibly tall (no, wait, that's just Wiener).

Yet the tall one announced today that he is not going to support Dufty, the only openly gay mayoral candidate in the race. Instead Wiener claims that his decision was simple — as a former deputy city attorney, he's chosen to endorse his erstwhile boss, City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

“It doesn't say anything negative about Bevan Dufty whatsoever,” Wiener told SF Weekly. “I think the world of Bevan and I think he would do a really good job.”

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