DETROIT (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who tried to go from the newsroom to Detroit city hall lost a race for an open council seat.

Latisha Johnson got 60% of the vote in District 4 and defeated M.L. Elrick, according to the city’s election results.

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Johnson served on the Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals and, like Elrick, has been active in community service on the city’s east side.

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“No chicken dinner,” Elrick said on Twitter, posting a photo of the ballot and making a shorthand reference to the phrase, “Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”

Elrick won a Pulitzer at the Detroit Free Press for exposing scandals involving Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned as Detroit mayor in 2008. Besides working at the newspaper, he has been a reporter at Detroit-area TV stations.

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