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Seattle close to electing Socialist candidate

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Updated: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:18:13 EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Seattle are close to electing a Socialist candidate to a city office. Even in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently made headlines for handing out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, the fact that 41-year-old Kshama Sawant has taken the lead in a City Council race has surprised many people. Following the latest ballot count Tuesday night, Sawant had a 41-vote lead over incumbent Richard Conlin. Given Washington state's mail-in voting system, a definitive winner won't be named for days or even weeks. Sawant has backed efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15, favors rent control and supports a tax on millionaires to fund city needs.

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