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August 7, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Murray and McGinn to face off in Seattle mayor’s race in November

Ed Murray (far left, with his partner Michael Shiosaki) and Mayor Mike McGinn (right). [Photos by Bettina Hansen and Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.]

Ed Murray (far left, with his partner Michael Shiosaki) and Mayor Mike McGinn (right). [Photos by Bettina Hansen and Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.]

Murray will win

When an incumbent runs in a crowded primary field, an inordinate percentage of votes are cast either for or against the record of the incumbent. [“Murray vs. McGinn: showdown ahead,” page one, Aug. 7.]

Accordingly, barring an egregious misstep between now and the day of the general election, Ed Murray is our next mayor.

As a Mike McGinn voter, I say this with no sense of satisfaction.

Lew Witham, Seattle

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