Lexington Mayor's race: Jim Gray defeats Jim Newberry

11/02/2010 05:07 PM

7:00 p.m.: Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry has called Vice Mayor Jim Gray to concede and is giving his concession speech.

With 86% of precincts reporting, Gray was leading 53% to Newberry’s 47%.

4:35 p.m. The race between the two Jims has gotten harsh in tone, in no small part to the tenor of the ads.

Vice Mayor Jim Gray, who runs a construction company, has poured $380,000 of his own money into the race through Oct. 18.┬áThat’s almost the total amount Mayor Jim Newberry had spent, $414,106, up to that point.

Both are registered Democrats. But Newberry spent part of his Saturday at a Republican rally to drum up votes.

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