The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory

The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on election races for San Francisco (all times local):

10:25 p.m.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while voters were snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales.

Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory about 90 minutes after the polls closed.

She told a cheering crowd: "Thank you for honoring me with four more years as mayor!"

Breed has been in office since winning a special election last year following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee.

Voters also roundly rejected Proposition C, which was put on the ballot by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. San Francisco-based Juul dumped $12 million into the campaign before halting financial support two months ago.

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9:50 p.m.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed appears to be coasting to victory while a proposition to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales seems destined for defeat in municipal elections.

Shortly after polls closed Tuesday, Breed was tens of thousands of votes ahead of her five challengers.

Her opponents are little-known and Breed had been expected to handily win her first four-year term.

She's been in office since winning a special election last year following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee.

Voters are roundly rejecting Proposition C, which was put on the ballot by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. San Francisco-based Juul dumped $12 million into the campaign before halting financial support two months ago.

In early results, the measure is losing.

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1:54 p.m.

Tuesday's ballot for San Francisco voters includes a race for mayor and a proposition to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales.

Mayor London Breed faces five little-known candidates and is bound to win her first four-year term.

She has been in office since winning a special June 2018 election following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee.

Voters are also taking up Proposition C, which was put on the ballot by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. The measure would overturn a new city law to ban sales of e-cigarettes until they have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Juul is based in San Francisco and dumped $12 million into the campaign before halting financial support for the proposal in September.

San Francisco has about 500,000 registered voters.

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