<p>In the Kaplans 12 Practice Test, there was a question for identifying sentence errors that I didn't fully understand.</p>
<p>As the mayor of the city, he had a presence that was comforting to his constituents, who had supported him since he first ran for city council.</p>
<p>It's no error. I was wondering why it would not be "had supported" -> "have supported". The tenses are confusing me lately. I thought that it would be "have supported" because his constituents have supported him SINCE he first ran for city council....meaning they still support him now?
Or is it "had supported" because at the beginning of the sentence, it says that the mayor "HAD a presence"?
If someone could clear up this confusing for me I'd be thankful :)</p>