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Kim trailing Wiener by fewer than 300 votes in heated Senate race

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Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

With thousands more ballots still left to count, Supervisor Jane Kim has inched closer to overtaking the lead in the heated June primary state Senate race against Supervisor Scott Wiener.

Kim took the lead over Wiener among San Francisco voters Wednesday, but still trailed him in the overall vote count, which includes a northern pocket of San Mateo County.

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The updated tally released late Friday afternoon has Wiener ahead of Kim by 0.1 percent of the votes, or 114,663 to Kim’s 114,413, according to the California Secretary of State.

Kim is now behind Wiener by 250 votes. Since Election Day, Kim has continued to close the gap between herself and Wiener.

On Wednesday, Kim had overtaken Wiener’s lead among San Francisco voters by 70 votes. On Friday, the Department of Elections released a new tally showing that Kim led Wiener by 848 San Francisco votes, with Kim at 108,006, or 45.5 percent, and Wiener at 107,158 or 45.14 percent.

The San Francisco Department of Elections said it has about 5,300 more ballots remaining to count. San Mateo County also has ballots remaining to count.

Both Kim and Wiener advanced in the June primary contest to face off this November.

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  • Andre Patterson

    Jane Kim Has Constituents Getting Radiation Poisoned On Treasure Island….And She Doesn’t Care…She Said Radiation Is Safe….And She Is Not Having The City Of San Francisco Transfer The Tenants. Do Not Vote For Her In November