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Brobson, Sullivan, Wallace win!
Some election results from around the state
In addition to judicial races, Pennsylvania saw a host of local elections yesterday. Here are a few notable results:
- In Philadelphia, Democrat District Attorney Larry Krasner easily won re-electiondespite the city’s soaring murder rate.
- In Pittsburgh, Democrat state Rep. Ed Gainey will succeed Bill Peduto as mayor, becoming the city’s first Black mayor.
- Democrat Wanda Williams will be the next mayor of Harrisburg, after defeatinga write-in effort by incumbent Mayor Eric Papenfuse.
- In Erie County, Republican Brenton Davis is leading Democrat Tyler Titus in the race for county executive. Davis is claiming victory, but as of early this morning, Titus declined to concede until all votes are counted.
- And Democrats held on to two House seats in special elections in heavily Democrat districts. Thom Welby will succeed now-Senator Marty Flynn in House District 113 (Lackawanna County), and Gina Curry will fill the vacant seat in House District 164 (Delaware County), which was previously held by Rep. Margo Davidson.
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Defense begins in Johnny Doc trial
The Inquirer reports that yesterday, lawyers kicked off their defense in the trial of Philadelphia union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and city Councilman Bobby Henon. Attorneys for Dougherty focused on touting his leadership of IBEW 98, noting the union’s growth both in size and political clout—something the defense believes is necessary to “level the playing field with a Fortune 500 company.”