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Election results will be certified on Nov. 26. In Seattle, there are some new members of the City Council who won their elections despite a $1 million donation from Amazon that benefited their opponents. The controversial donation was made to the political action committee sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

So, how does the chamber plan to work with the new council? KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick sat down with Marilyn Strickland, the chamber's president and CEO, who's also the former mayor of Tacoma. 

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Seven of the nine Seattle City Council positions are up for grabs in the Nov. 5 election. Amazon recently donated $1 million to the political action committee for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. The goal is to promote candidates seen as more business friendly.