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Shocker report: Edwin Lee files papers to run for Mayor




[UPDATE: Three hours later, no confirmation. SFNewsfeed's item was apparently a hoax. No need to visit them again when they tag you.]

[UPDATE II: This had better not be a hoax, because if it is, someone's very likely to go to jail: either Ace Smith has ditched his present horse in the race and taken on Lee (?!), or someone has hacked Ace Smith's Facebook account (see below) and put up a website requesting donations (which doesn't work yet).]

[UPDATE III: NYTimes insists: no hoax. Then I guess it's the first time street-hassle scooped the NYTimes. LATimes report also here.]



EARLIER REPORT, UNEDITED:

SFNewsfeed.us has posted photos and a paragraph indicated that Edwin Lee, the interim Mayor of San Franciso, has filed papers seeking the job in the upcoming election. This report is unconfirmed at this point by any other media organization.

Lee, who had previously insisted he wasn't interested in continuing the job, immediately becomes the frontrunner if this story confirms, but the photos look fairly convincing.

SFNewsfeed.us is a Facebook feed. The site tagged a few media and poltical notables in posting the photos, including a group called "Fans of Ed Lee's mustache."