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I played phone tag with Councilman Jim Madaffer yesterday during my reporting on next year’s council president race, in which sources said Scott Peters would likely hold onto the post after neither Madaffer nor Tony Young seemed to garner the votes they needed to win it.

But Madaffer’s chief of staff, Aimee Faucet, called this morning to clarify the councilman’s interest in the job.

Faucett told me that Madaffer angled for the job after Peters announced earlier this year he would not seek to be president for a third year, but that was a “while ago,” Faucett said.

Her boss had stopped trying to muster support for the position weeks ago and he doesn’t expect other council members to nominate him at Tuesday’s meeting, Faucett said. Instead, she said Madaffer supports Peters.

“My point is he wasn’t trying to get votes yesterday for himself,” she said. “He supports Scott 100 percent.”

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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