Draft Ed Lee Group Buys TV Ad Time

Run Ed Run has new teammate in Draft Ed Lee

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    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee enjoying one of the perks of the office. An invite to the White House for a San Francisco Giants party.

    The group who is trying to get San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to run for re-election has put their money where their wishes are and purchased TV time for a commercial to promote their candidate.

    The Draft Ed Lee campaign produced a television and Web ad they say they hope will convince Lee to run for Mayor.  

    "Mayor Lee should let the voters decide if he should continue to be mayor. The very fabric of our democracy is to allow a majority of citizens to choose who they like as their political leader.  Not only does Ed Lee have a constitutional right to run, he has the civic responsibility to do so.  If we're being honest about what is best for San Francisco, it's having him serve a full-term as mayor. That is why we are drafting him," Draft Ed Lee founder Michael Breyer said.
     
    Breyer is quick to remind people that the last interim mayor in San Francisco was Dianne Feinstein, who took over the post after Mayor George Moscone was shot and killed.

    The 30-second spot is supposed to air on local stations including this one.

    The campaign said it bought time during this weekend's "Meet the Press" which airs Sunday morning on NBC Bay Area. Our traffic department confirmed it received the ad and an order has been placed.

    Here's the ad: