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The thrill of victory and agony of defeat on election night: Inside Pugh and Dixon's parties

The thrill of victory and agony of defeat on election night: Inside Pugh and Dixon's parties

On Tuesday, a teary-eyed State Sen. Catherine Pugh addressed her volunteers and supporters after squeaking out a narrow victory against former Mayor Sheila Dixon in the Democratic primary for mayor.

"Nobody gave this campaign a chance," Pugh said. "I couldn't even get a campaign manager until Feb. 1."

Pugh, who beat Dixon by less than 3,000 votes, referenced her years as a City Council member and State Senator saying, "Everything I have done to this point has prepared me for this moment."

She spoke to a diverse crowd of well-wishers in the Harbor Hotel ballroom. There were cabals of middle-aged people in power-suits, school children in...

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