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June 9, 2014

Sacramento City Council candidate Cochran, trailing by 77 votes, concedes

Ellen Cochrane apparently thinks 77 votes is an insurmountable gap. Cochrane, a teacher and one of seven candidates for the City Council race in east Sacramento and South Natomas, posted a concession message on her website over the weekend. She currently stands in third place in a race in which the top two finishers will move on to the November runoff election.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.

Marissa Lang covers the city of Sacramento. Born and raised in New York City, Lang has covered courts, crime, politics and more for newspapers including the Tampa Bay Times and Salt Lake Tribune. Before delving into Sacramento politics, Lang covered crime at The Sacramento Bee.

Contact Lang at mlang@sacbee.com or 916-321-1038. Twitter: @Marissa_Jae.

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