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Mayor candidate Shadid concedes with message of hope and change



Hundreds of supporters gathered at the watch party, held
at Oklahoma City Public Farmer’s Market.  

“You can win, even in loss,” the Ward 2 Councilman said.
“You can lose the battle and win the war, and that’s what’s happening. There is
a movement growing in Oklahoma City. There is questioning and a dialogue and
deliberation and debate starting about how we transition to be a big-league
city. ”

Lt. Governor candidate Cathy Cummings and husband Sean
Cummings were hopeful before the election results were finalized.

“Tomorrow Ed is mayor or he is the most powerful City
Councilman we’ve ever seen,” Sean Cummings said. “He’s willing to be cannon fodder
… to create a dialogue in our city and with the City Council.”

Cathy Cummings agreed. “Ed is and always has been for
every person in Oklahoma City. He’s resonated with the people who live in great
parts of town and not-so-great parts of town and people have gotten so
frustrated with how the city is run that they’re finally getting involved, and
that’s a victory for Ed Shadid,” she said.

Even mayoral opponent Joe “Sarge” Nelson showed up to the
watch party. “We need a drastic, major change in our city. Why not be here? It’s
the spirit of Democracy.”



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