Hillary Clinton: San Francisco mayor’s death ‘a terrible loss’
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton5 things to know about Boris Johnson Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota The Hill's Morning Report — Trump applauds two-year budget deal with 0 billion spending hike MORE on Tuesday called San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s death a “terrible loss” for the city.

Lee died Tuesday at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack.

Lee became mayor when his predecessor, Gavin Newsom, left to become the state’s lieutenant governor in January 2011. He won a full term that November, and was reelected in 2015.


London Breed, the president of the city’s Board of Supervisors, will now serve as acting mayor.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration MORE (D-Calif.) praised Lee as “an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion.” 

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinOvernight Energy: Senators push back on EPA's new FOIA rule | Agency digs in on rule change | Watchdog expands ethics probe of former EPA air chief Bipartisan senators fight 'political considerations' in EPA's new FOIA rule Top Democrats demand security assessment of Trump properties MORE (D-Calif.) called Lee’s death a “sad day for San Francisco and all of us who knew him.”