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End of the Ed Murray era

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Euripides should have composed the story. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he was dropping their re-election campaign on May nine. Only 40 days before, he looked like he was cruising to an easy victory and would go down in history not only as Seattle’s 1st out Gay mayor but the initial successful mayor in 20 years. On April 6, however , it all changed. That was the day that lawyer Lincoln Beauregard filed a lawsuit charging that Murray paid for sex with his client, Delvonn Heckard, when Heckard was only 15. The Seattle Occasions then ran a story charging that two other men also claimed to have had sex with Murray when they were underage. By the time Murray dropped out of the race, still another accuser entered the picture. Murray refused the charges, and his backers tied to him – not a single endorser withdrew their support – so when he finally announced he was dropping out of

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