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Beggs comes back to win presidency of Spokane City Council

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A candidate who was trailing on election night has come back to win the race for Spokane City Council president.

Breean Beggs has extended his lead in the race to more that 500 votes, prompting businesswoman Cindy Wendle to concede on Thursday night.

Beggs, a member of the council, trailed by more than 700 votes on election night, but cut into Wendle’s lead as more ballots were counted.

The Spokesman-Review reports he took a slim lead on Tuesday and it has since grown.

Beggs’ victory helps preserve the council’s liberal majority. He is a civil rights lawyer and was outspent by $100,000 in the race.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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