Despite raising more money, former front-runner Eileen Brady loses bid.
Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith swept past Eileen Brady in Tuesday's primary for Portland mayor, advancing to a runoff in the November general election in one of the most expensive and competitive races in city history.
The results marked a stunning turnaround for Brady, who raised almost $1.2 million in her first bid for elected office, far more than Hales or Smith. She was the front-runner for months before losing steam in the past two weeks as Smith surged.
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