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Underdog Russell cruises into Miami Commission runoff vs. Sarnoff

More than 6,500 voters hit the polls and submitted ballots Tuesday in Miami to choose a new District 2 city commissioner. In two weeks, they'll do it all over again — and this time the underdog will be the frontrunner.

Ken Russell, a charismatic water sports wholesaler with little political experience but plenty of momentum, raked in more than 40 percent of the vote among a field of nine. The dark-horse candidate didn’t get the 50-percent-plus-one needed to avoid a runoff election, but he won enough votes to feel good about his chances of beating Teresa Sarnoff, the wife of the term-limited incumbent, when voters return to the polls Nov. 17.

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