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October 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM

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South Lake Union Streetcar -- a loser in this campaign season

Posted by Susan Gilmore

If there's any loser in this election, it's the South Lake Union Streetcar.

Asked at a candidates' forum in Ballard Monday whether they thought the streetcar, pushed by Mayor Greg Nickels, was a good idea, seven of the eight candidates for City Council said no.

Only Council President Richard Conlin, up for election next month against challenger David Ginsberg, said it was a good deal. Asked the same question, both candidates for mayor -- Joe Mallahan and Mike McGinn -- answered a resounding "no."

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