Video: Chin leads heading into runoff for Lewiston mayor

Lewiston mayoral candidate Ben Chin celebrated with supporters last night after learning that he had won 44% of the vote, to incumbent Mayor Robert Macdonald’s 37%. The two candidates will now face each other in a run-off election to be held in early December.

“This was never about one person getting elected. From the beginning, this campaign started out of a bunch of people coming together with dreams of a bigger city,” said Chin at an election night celebration with supporters. “Then, at some point along the line, it became about standing up to the corporate slumlords that are profiting off of poverty and have too much power and control in our city. But at some point, even after that, this campaign became about fighting for the soul of our city and maybe even our state.”

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