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The Latest: Sanders' stepdaughter loses mayor's race

March 06, 2018 - 5:12 PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Latest on Sen. Sanders' stepdaughter's run for mayor of Burlington, Vermont (all times local):

8 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter has lost her bid for mayor of Vermont's largest city, where Sanders got his political start.

Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro (ma-ROW) Weinberger won re-election to a third, three-year term on Tuesday. He beat Carina Driscoll and fellow independent candidate Infinite Culcleasure.

Driscoll says the city under Weinberger has catered to private investment rather than advocate for residents' vision of the municipality.

Weinberger says voters have had the ultimate say in most major initiatives. He also says his office has turned around Burlington's troubled financial past, worked to rebuild public trust and made improvements to the northern waterfront and other projects.

Sanders' son, Levi Sanders, has announced he's running for a U.S. House seat representing New Hampshire.

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12 p.m.

Voters are deciding whether to elect U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter as mayor of Vermont's largest city, where Sanders got his political start.

Carina Driscoll is a former state legislator, school commissioner and city council member. She's running for Burlington mayor against Democratic incumbent Miro Weinberger and fellow independent Infinite Culcleasure.

Driscoll says the city under Weinberger has catered to private investment rather than advocate for residents' vision of the municipality.

Weinberger says voters have had the ultimate say in most major initiatives.

Voters in Burlington and other Vermont communities will decide on local candidates and issues during their Town Meeting Day gatherings. It's an annual tradition, typically on the first Tuesday in March.

Sanders' son, Levi Sanders, has announced he's running for a U.S. House seat representing New Hampshire.

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