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Steinberg Claims Victory In Sacramento Mayor's Race


UPDATE: As of 7:20 a.m. Wednesday morning Darrel Steinberg has recieved 58.96 percent of the vote and Ashby has 26.17 percent. 

Darrell Steinberg has claimed victory in the Sacramento mayor's race. At his election night party, the former councilman and state senator had a long list of people to thank.

"I want to thank all those, the 64 times two or three hosts and hostesses who opened up their homes to me for the unprecedented numbers of coffees." As the crowd laughed, he said, "Caffeine is me!"

As of 11:30 p.m., Steinberg was leading by 61.04 percent compared to Angelique Ashby's 24.11 percent.

Bail bondsman and retired boxer Tony Lopez had 8.37 percent. He said he was proud of his campaign and the support he received.

"You know, I learned a lot about Sacramento," he says. "I learned a lot about the game and that's kind of really what it is. It's just a game. And I'll tell you what, I learned about that arena. I learned a lot about a lot of different stuff about the city of Sacramento. Because, if you're gonna run it, you should know about it. So, I dug into it and I dug deep."

Lopez says he will take some time to decide whether he would run for office again.

The other six candidates divied up the remaining votes.

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