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Democrat John Whitmire wins Houston mayoral race

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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Texas state Sen. John Whitmire will be Houston’s next mayor, NBC News projects. Whitmire defeated Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a fellow Democrat, in a runoff election Saturday to lead the fourth-largest city by population in the U.S. The two advanced from a Nov. 7 election featuring 18 candidates, when Whitmire ran 9 percentage points ahead of Jackson Lee. Whitmire also outraised Jackson Lee and outspent her on the airwaves, according to AdImpact. Since the November election, Whitmire spent over $2 million on ads, while Jackson Lee spent just over $60,000....

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