Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan applauds supporters as she takes to the stage at an election night party Tuesday in Seattle. Voters were picking a female mayor of the Northwest’s largest city for the first time in 90 years, choosing between former U.S. attorney Durkan and community activist Cary Moon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan applauds supporters as she takes to the stage at an election night party Tuesday in Seattle. Voters were picking a female mayor of the Northwest’s largest city for the first time in 90 years, choosing between former U.S. attorney Durkan and community activist Cary Moon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Durkan takes strong early lead in Seattle mayor race

Early returns show she captured more than a 20-point lead with nearly 61 percent.

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