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.”

Comments

You might also like

public assistance

Public welfare humiliation only works if we are shamed into complicity

This week, I have been thinking a lot about shame. In the puritanical New England traditions of many of our forebears, to shame a person before their community was one

Bob Macdonald

Ben Chin breaks state fundraising record in race for Lewiston mayor

According to financial reports submitted by the campaign on Monday, progressive Lewiston mayoral candidate Ben Chin has raised more money, more quickly than any previous candidate for municipal office anywhere

Ben Chin

Video: Ben Chin on Lewiston election loss, building a larger movement

“This campaign was never about one person. It was always about building a movement that belonged to everyone,” said Ben Chin last night, reflecting on his 47%-53% loss in the