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Mayor Breed Re-Elected, DA Race Too Close to Call

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has been re-elected after early returns in her bid for re-election Tuesday night with more than 69% of the vote, according to the Department of Elections.

Although Breed won the mayoral election last year following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, she was elected only to serve until the end of Lee's term. When certified as the winner this time, Breed will begin serving her first full term as mayor on Jan. 1, 2020.

Breed took the stage at Swedish American Hall on Market Street to thank the gathering for supporting Proposition A, her affordable housing measure, and during her speech she said, "I would also like to thank you for honoring me with four more years as your mayor."

Breed's nearest challenger was Ellen Zhou, with over 16% of the vote.

Elsewhere on the San Francisco ballot, the race for district attorney was far too close to call early Wednesday, with current DA Suzy Loftus ahead of Chesa Boudin by just 240 points. 

In the latest update posted after midnight, Boudin had more than 2,000 raw votes than Loftus, but after multiple rounds of ranked-choice voting that eliminated candidates Nancy Tung and Leif Dautch, Loftus had 47,234 votes to 46,994 for Boudin, a 50.13% to 49.87% margin.

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