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Runoff in District 1 on island - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 31, 2014

Runoff in District 1 on island

Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:30 am

GALVESTON — Once the smoke had cleared Saturday, the notion that island voters were primed to pass harsh judgment on the entire City Council just didn’t hold up.

The results were more akin to a commando raid than a carpet-bombing, with incumbents faring well about as often as they fell. The only pattern detectable in the early aftermath of Election 2014 was this: Incumbents most closely allied with Mayor Lewis Rosen tended to struggle, while those most often at odds with the mayor did well.    

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