Mayor Ed Lee, the interim executive who has repeatedly said he would not run for mayor in November, is now mulling a decision to jump in.
Asked Friday about whether he’s entering the race, Lee veered from his unequivocal stance to a more uncertain one.
“I have not made that decision yet,” he said.
When asked why he changed his tune on the matter, Lee’s staff and body guard ushered him through a crowd of reporters to his vehicle. Lee usually makes himself available to reporters following press conferences.
If Lee were to enter the race, he would already have a campaign working in his favor. The Run, Ed, Run campaign has already collected tens of thousands of dollars in limitless donations to pay for signs, consultants and a website all in favor of Lee being elected in November.
The deadline for Lee to enter the race as a candidate is Aug. 12.