What we learned from the race

By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 16, 2011

Witness the last-minute coalition that formed among Marshall, Rathband, and Miller. Or John Eder's eleventh-hour support for Strimling. These were new dynamics for a citywide election and we'll see how they play out next time around. For now, 14 candidates return to real life, while one precedent-setting city leader learns the ropes.

"You know how you feel after you run a long race?" Marshall asked (no, but we'll humor him). "Tired, but really healthy after? That's how I feel. It was a great experience to have thousands of conversations with Portlanders about the future of this city."

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