FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1999 file photo, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown smiles while greeting friends for dinner at Fisherman's wharf in San Francisco. Mayor Gavin Newsom is leaving his post ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1999 file photo, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown smiles while greeting friends for dinner at Fisherman's wharf in San Francisco. Mayor Gavin Newsom is leaving his post early after winning election last week to serve as California's next lieutenant governor. Newsom's victory cut short his second term and opened a vacancy for an interim mayor _ and an opportunity for someone to seek a full term next November. The list of potential candidates includes openly gay politicos Tom Ammiano and Mark Leno, policy wonks such as San Francisco Public Utilities Commission chief Ed Harrington, and political war horses such as former Mayor Willie Brown, though he denies any interest. less 
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