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Alioto-Pier quits Insurance Commissioner race

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 3:56 pm in 2010 election.

San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier just announced she’s withdrawing as a candidate for state Insurance Commissioner.

“Michela suffered an injury to her leg which required surgery and will entail additional time in the hospital time to heal,” her husband Tom Pier said in an emailed statement. “The necessary recuperation, as well as the demands of her duties as a San Francisco Supervisor and as a mother of three young children, make a statewide run for Insurance Commissioner impractical at this time.”

Alioto-Pier entered the race in August and had won endorsements including those of former Vice President Al Gore, and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Harry Reid.

Still in the Democratic primary for this race: Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate; Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento; and former Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Eureka. On the GOP side, there’s Assemblyman Mike Villines, R-Clovis.

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