Breed gains another rival in competitive San Francisco mayoral race

Another prominent politician is throwing himself into San Francisco’s mayoral race, shaking up the already competitive contest and making Mayor London Breed’s reelection prospects more challenging. 

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin told NBC Bay Area on Wednesday that he was planning on running for mayor. He will make an announcement at a rally in Chinatown on Saturday, which Politico confirmed.

“The politics of today are marked by blame and not taking responsibility. The buck stops with the mayor,” Peskin said. “And it’s time to inject a mature, collaborative discourse that’s befitting of San Francisco.”

Peskin adds a more progressive presence to the mix of mostly centrist Democrats vying for the position, including Breed, former Mayor Mark Farrell, San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai, and nonprofit executive Daniel Lurie.

Breed recently introduced tougher measures
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