Election Results Are In: How Did LGBT Candidates Fare?
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 09 2011 4:03 PM ET
Still No Gay Mayor in San Francisco
With 16 candidates for mayor in San Francisco, it will take a while to be absolutely certain who won. But it's clear that gay candidate Bevan Dufty has lost, with incumbent mayor Ed Lee far ahead.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Lee's possible win was buoyed by support in the city's sizable Asian population. Dufty, who recently served in Harvey Milk's seat on the Board of Supervisors, had tried to rally gay citizens, with the Victory Fund sending a mailer proclaiming that "San Francisco deserves a gay mayor." But LGBT voters had a number of supportive candidates to pick from.
During the campaign, Dufty got a lot of attention for including his daughter in campaign ads, as seen in the image pictured. — Lucas Grindley
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