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Outsider takes mayoral post in Portland, Ore.

Plea for change spurred voters

By Sandeep Kaushik
Globe Correspondent / November 28, 2004

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Once dubbed Little Beirut by President George H.W. Bush, this liberally inclined city has again shown its soft spot for antiestablishment outsiders, electing as mayor a former police chief who champions gay rights, sharply limited his campaign contributions, and ran as an antipolitician on a message of fundamental change. (Full article: 901 words)

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