Above, you can check out a few highlights in a five minute, 58-second version of last Thursday’s Capitol Hill Mayoral Forum. We posted CHS coverage of the night — and a video of the full debate — here.
Following the forum, we also asked CHS readers which candidate they believed was best for Capitol Hill — and which candidate they believe will win come November. You can see full results on that main post but we also filtered the dataset by respondents who either said they lived on Capitol Hill, worked or went to school here — or both. In that transit-loving segment, 52% of 179 respondents said they believe incumbent Mike McGinn would be the best mayor for the Hill. More than 67% said they believed challenger Ed Murray will win. McGinn, who managed to bring many of the questions asked Thursday night around to public transit issues, will either be a victim of defeatist attitudes on Capitol Hill — or has Murray right where he wants him.
There’s more at stake in November’s election than the Mayor’s Office. Check out all of CHS’s Election 2013 coverage here.