Cleveland Mayor Easily Wins Primary

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cleveland (AP) -- Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson has had no trouble fending off four challenges in a primary, taking about 72 percent of the votes cast.

Unofficial results from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-hoh'-guh) County Board of Elections show former city councilman Bill Patmon was a far distant second on Tuesday.

If the results stand, Jackson and Patmon will face off in the Nov. 3 general election.

In other Cleveland primaries, councilman Zack Reed was the top vote-getter in what would be a mostly new ward for him, with redrawn boundary lines.

Making a comeback bid, former councilman Jeffrey Johnson was the leader in another ward, 11 years after he was convicted of extortion.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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