Republicans Love Mayor Ed Lee

In a liberal bastion like San Francisco, what Democratic candidate would want the support of the Republican Party?

Turns out, plenty.

Supervisors David Chiu and Ross Mirkarimi, and mayoral candidate Michela Alioto-Pier, to name a few. But as far as the mayor's race goes, only Tony Hall was lucky enough to get the endorsement of the local Republican Party.

But since Republicans are 9 percent of the vote, that could make a huge difference in a ranked choice election, which is why the Republican Party did something a little different this year — it voted to support two more candidates, Joanna Rees and Mayor Ed Lee.

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