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Nation’s eyes on Seattle – City’s mayoral race one of ’10 to Watch,’ says Victory Fund

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Seattle’s mayoral race, pitting openly Gay challenger Ed Murray against incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn, is one of the Victory Fund’s ’10 Races to Watch’ for 2013. The Victory Fund, which helps LGBT candidates get elected to office, has endorsed Murray, currently a Washington state senator. ‘If elected, Murray would become the city’s first ever openly Gay mayor,’ the group notes on its website. Murray’s campaign was also buoyed by a new Strategies 360 poll released October 21, showing him leading the incumbent by 17 points, 51% to 34%. This is now the fourth poll in as many weeks showing Murray with more than half of likely voters, and ahead of McGinn by a seemingly insurmountable margin. Even more discouraging for McGinn are the favorable vs. unfavorable numbers. An impressive 60% of respondents had a favorable view of Murray, against only 12% with an unfavorable view of him

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