vote_lede_template.jpgA number of local elected officials are celebrating in San Francisco tonight after hearing reports that President Barack Obama has been

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who also appears to be on her way to another term, joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, former Mayor Willie Brown and other dignitaries at a rally at the Fairmont Hotel, and cheered along with the crowd when news networks called the race for Obama.

“It sets the pace for the nation,” Lee said.

Feinstein said she hopes the country can come together to support the president after a hard-fought campaign against Republican candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

“Everywhere I go, everyone wants an end to this hyper partisanship,” Feinstein said. “How do we lead in the face of a split nation?”

Police Chief Greg Suhr was also at the event, and said he is excited about Obama’s victory.

“It was awesome that he won,” Suhr said. “We’re going in the right direction.”

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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