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Mike Bennett
Aberdeen launches 2011 election season as McGrady says he'll challenge Bennett for mayor

As Aberdeen prepares to kick off its race for city council and mayor, the election will feature at least one newcomer and may include some familiar faces from the past. Patrick McGrady, the Republican Central Committee member who ran unsuccessfully for state delegate last year, announced Friday he will run for mayor and try to unseat two-term incumbent mayor Mike Bennett. He sent e-mails to supporters at noon Monday formally announcing his candidacy McGrady launched his campaign with a news release in which says he plans to reduce red tape at City Hall, create Aberdeen jobs and fight against higher taxes. "After long deliberation with my family, business associates and...