It's going to be a hell of a weekend for a quartet of San Franciscans. While the vast majority of San Francisco votes have been counted, late absentees and others will keep the city from declaring preliminary winners until Friday. Until then, candidates in Districts 2, 6, 8, and 10 will be climbing the walls. Carmen Chu, running unopposed in District 4, can officially go out and have an extra cocktail tonight. She's earned it.
Here's how things stand at the moment: In District 2, Janet Reilly, endorsed by nearly every elected mortal in the realm, holds 41.75 percent of the vote. Mark Farrell, whose supporters are all too happy to remind anyone who'll listen that Reilly is also supported by — gasp! — Chris Daly and Aaron Peskin, has 39.02 percent of the votes. That's only a margin of 393 votes, by the way.