The Coastal Packet: Lewiston mayor's race considered a tossup

Sunday, October 11

Lewiston mayor's race considered a tossup

Press Herald - Ben Chin’s campaign slogan, printed at the bottom of signs all over Lewiston, is simple: “It’s time for change.”Next month, he’ll find out whether voters agree.Chin, one of four challengers running against two-term Mayor Robert Macdonald, is the starkest contrast to the conservative firebrand incumbent who has made welfare reform his top issue. Late last month, Macdonald proposed creating an online registry that would list names and addresses of welfare recipients, an idea that was reviled by some, intrigued others and drew national attention. ...Those who follow the race closely, predict it will come down to Macdonald, a Republican, and Chin, a Democrat, although a number of factors – voter turnout, a likely runoff, and debate performances – could influence the outcome.

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