SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's mayoral candidates are fairly similar when it comes to their policy views. Voters returning their ballots Tuesday may be left to choose between styles.
Mayor Mike McGinn and challenger Ed Murray, both Democrats, have campaigned this year in support of a $15 minimum wage, new taxes and legal marijuana. They each have lengthy backgrounds championing liberal causes in the Seattle area.
In the campaign, the candidates offered a contrast in their strategies for pushing policies. Murray said McGinn's approach has alienated groups and political leaders in Olympia, making it harder for Seattle to win support for its priorities. McGinn has questioned Murray's effectiveness given that a Republican-dominated majority now controls the state Senate.