Seattle mayoral race is set: It’s Ed Murray vs. incumbent McGinn

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SEATTLE — As more results were released Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn inched a little closer to front-runner state Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, in the mayoral primary election, but one thing is clear: It’s going to be McGinn vs. Murray in the November general election.

murrayMurray was winning 30% of the vote to 28% for McGinn; Murray had received 33,585 votes to McGinn’s 30,584 as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.  McGinn had only 27% of the vote in Tuesday’s initial returns.

The other candidates remained far behind, with Peter Steinbrueck the closet to the front-runners at 16% and City Councilman Bruce Harrell at 15%.

The King County parks levy passed easily.

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