Funding gap grows for San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s reelection campaign

San Francisco Democratic Mayor London Breed is facing a tough reelection race this year.

Her approving ratings have fallen, polling shows her losing in a head-to-head matchup with challenger Daniel Lurie, and the city’s projected budget deficit is growing by the day. Compounding her woes is a sizable funding gap. 

San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks during a news conference to promote a crime measure at the Footprint retail store in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. (Associated Press)

So far, mayoral campaigns and committees supporting the three candidates in the race, Breed, Lurie, and Ahsha Safai, have raised more than $4.8 million.

That’s bad news for Breed, whose personal reelection campaign pulled in $408,000 last year and an independent committee supporting her run raised a little more than $265,000, according to filings with the San
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