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IT’S ED! Murray wins Seattle mayor’s race by 12 points toward common goals

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Ed Murray will take office as the new mayor of Seattle on January 1. The two-term state senator jumped to a 12-point lead over incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn on election night, and that margin held up over the next two days as additional ballots were counted, frustrating the incumbent’s hopes that late voters would swing the election his way. Ballot-counting continued as SGN went to press, with Murray holding a 10-point lead late Thursday. McGinn conceded defeat at a press conference on November 7. ‘Sometimes I rubbed people the wrong way, but I was always trying to do the right thing,’ he said. McGinn added he had already phoned Murray to concede. ‘I congratulated him on his victory … and offered our support for the transition,’ McGinn said. ‘He put together a very strong campaign.’ For his part, Murray said in a subsequent statement that the phone conversatio

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