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San Francisco mayor's race draws big names, crowded field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eight candidates trying to be elected San Francisco's next mayor have qualified to run and another 18 potential candidates have until 5 p.m. today to make the ballot.

Posted: Jan 9, 2018 12:33 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eight candidates trying to be elected San Francisco's next mayor have qualified to run and another 18 potential candidates have until 5 p.m. today to make the ballot.

The candidates want to replace Mayor Ed Lee, a Democrat who died of a heart attack in December.

City officials Tuesday gave approval for eight candidates who submitted candidacy qualification paperwork. Eighteen more took out paperwork to run in the race and had until the end of Tuesday to submit it.

The next mayor will have to navigate deep divisions over the impact of economic growth on housing, traffic and livability.

The election will be held June 5.

San Francisco's median home value is nearly $1.3 million and the median rent is $4,400 monthly.

That prices out all but the wealthiest newcomers.

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