Early Ballots Counted, Frank Jackson Already in Commanding Lead for Cleveland Mayor

click to enlarge Frank Jackson Campaign HQ (9/12/17) - Sam Allard / Scene
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Frank Jackson Campaign HQ (9/12/17)
(8:10 p.m.)
Incumbent Mayor Frank Jackson has taken a commanding lead in the Cleveland Mayoral primary elections, securing nearly 45 percent of the total vote after early ballots have been counted.

Council challengers Zack Reed (18.9%) and Jeff Johnson (16.7%) will be vying for second place all night. Only restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski, with about 10 percent of the early votes, stands a chance of making up enough ground to compete for the number-two spot.

Right now, as anticipated, it looks like Jackson-Reed of Jackson-Johnson.

Stay tuned.  


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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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