Some observers thought Savannah Mayor Van Johnson could be at risk of an upset heading into his re-election vote last week, but instead he and his allies pulled off an election night sweep.  Johnson defeated Kesha Gibson-Carter, his former nemesis on the council, by 57 percent, and five incumbent Johnson supporters on the council easily won re-election.  That sets Johnson up with total control over his second term and potentially for higher office in 2026 or beyond.  The Savannah Democrat’s political star is RISING… 

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