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Suddenly it’s a race: Mike McGinn and Cary Moon challenge Ed Murray for mayor

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer A month ago, it looked like Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was strolling toward re-election in November. Now, in the wake of allegations that Murray paid for sex with a teenage boy 30 years ago, it looks like a race. On April 18 Murray’s 2013 opponent, Mike McGinn, jumped into the race. The next day, Cary Moon – urban planner, business heir, and anti-tunnel activist – declared her candidacy. In a front yard press conference announcing his run, McGinn all but admitted that he entered the race hoping to take advantage of the allegations against Murray. ‘Any candidate looks at the lay of the land,’ McGinn said. ‘I’m really trying to avoid talking about the mayor’s legal troubles. Of course I looked at the lay of the land.’ McGinn was mayor for one term before being defeated by Murray in 2013. ‘I think I can do a better job than Ed,’ he claimed, citing rising hous

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