Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor wins reelection after opponent Anthony Becker concedes

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Newly reelected Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor released a statement thanking voters that includes veiled criticism about the 49ers.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- Despite being outspent eight to one, Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor will hold on to her seat.

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Gillmor's opponent, City Council Member Anthony Becker, conceded Wednesday night.

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She sent a statement to ABC7 News that thanks voters and includes veiled criticism about the 49ers.

"I thank Santa Clarans who gave me their vote and sent a message that our city is not for sale," she said in her statement.

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The 49ers spent more than $2.5 million to knock her out of office.

Both sides have been at odds over security cost overruns, curfew violations, the team's request for a rent reduction, and money the city claims it is due from non-NFL profits.