Lone Republican in San Jose Mayor Race Bows Out

A Republican will not lead northern California's largest city.

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    There won't be a Republican in the mayor's office in San Jose.

    Straight-talking former police officer Pete Constant -- a termed-out San Jose City Council member and the lone Republican challenger for the seat held by termed-out Mayor Chuck Reed -- ceded the field to the host of Democrats on Tuesday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    Only 20.6 percent of voters in San Jose are registered Republicans, the newspaper reported, and Constant is also far behind in the fundraising race. The mayor's office, though is a nonpartisan seat.

    Five candidates -- San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, San Jose City Council members Rose Herrera, Sam Liccardo and Pierluigi Oliverio, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese -- are in the running.

    One has raised as much as $512,000 already, the newspaper reported.