I can’t watch the ad right now, but no matter how cool it makes Ed Lee seem, I will not be voting for him.
After the then Mayor was elected Lieutenant Governor, there was an acrimonious battle to replace him. The Board of Supervisors finally selected Ed Lee, based on his promise not to run for a full term. Now that his interim term is ending, he has decided to break his promise. He got the job based on the idea that he was just an adminstrator, not a politician. Now he has demonstrated that he is as much of a liar and a promise-breaker as any other politician.
With a little more digging it’s clear this isn’t associated with his campaign at all. He just has some (very) well-heeled supporters who put it together. So it’s no surprise if it doesn’t feature Lee in an active role.