David Chiu to Jump in Mayoral Race

As expected, Supervisor David Chiu, the board president who riled progressives when he helped elevate Mayor Ed Lee into his position, says he plans to announce his bid for San Francisco mayor later today.

Chiu — who considers himself progressive — has been hinting at a run for mayor since last month when Rose Pak, head of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, insisted that he would definitely be a candidate. This presumption was further crystallized when Chiu pulled his name from the list of possible contenders to replace former District Attorney Kamala Harris.

He is expected to announce his intention to run at a press conference outside City Hall today at 11 a.m.

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