Why San Francisco mayoral race doesn’t have the most liberal Democrats competing

As scrutiny rises against liberal policies, the candidate pool for San Francisco’s mayoral race could lean in favor of centrist Democrats

Mayor London Breed is facing a tough battle for reelection in November as the city faces persistent problems with homelessness, crime, and rampant drug use. Early challengers that emerged last year fall into the centrist camp, which Breed herself has campaigned on. 

A former ally of Breed, Ahsha Safai, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which is largely made up of progressives, launched his campaign in May. Daniel Lurie, an heir to the Levi Strauss & Co. fortune and nonprofit executive, challenged Breed in September.  Both candidates positioned themselves in the centrist Democratic lane despite the city’s liberalness. 

Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin, a progressive who has been floated as a potential mayoral contender, told Politico
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