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GOP racks up another win, despite national support from left

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The Democratic Party suffered its latest post-presidential electoral loss Tuesday when a Republican held on to her seat as mayor of a big city whose voters turned out for Hillary Clinton last November.

Clip via the Omaha World Herald

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert easily defeated Heath Mello, her Democratic challenger, 53 to 46 percent in the last unofficial count, according to the Omaha World Herald.

“To the community I love, thank you for rehiring me,” she said to her supporters. “I’ll work harder than ever to make you proud of our work.”

The World Herald’s Matthew vHansen reported:

If the name “Mello” sounds familiar, it’s because Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned heavily for him after he revealed that he, like most Nebraskans, is pro-life. The World Herald reported:

The election also got national attention: Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came to Omaha to campaign for Mello. Stothert brought Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to attend a rally with her.


Throughout the campaign Mello attempted to exploit anger over President Donald Trump — but that non-issue just didn’t work for him.

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