McCracken to End Campaign
Citing the high cost of campaigning for another election, Austin City Council Member Brewster McCracken is ending his run for mayor.
He finished second in the May 9 mayoral election, capturing 27 percent of the vote. That was well behind Council Member Lee Leffingwell’s 48 percent. But it was enough to force a June 13 runoff between the two men.
In an e-mail to supporters May 11, McCracken wrote he believed he could mount a robust campaign.
“It would have required an unprecedented fundraising effort that, in this economy, would have put an additional burden on my supporters,” McCracken wrote.