Butkovitz An Early Winner As Ballots Are Tallied

CBS Philly

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson lost the Democratic nomination for a second term Tuesday as challenger Eric Papenfuse emerged as the winner of a fiercely competitive primary contest.

In other mayoral nomination contests, Democrats tapped veteran city Councilman William Peduto as their standard-bearer in Pittsburgh, city Tax Collector Bill Courtright as their nominee in Scranton and Kim Bracey for a second term in York.

In the only statewide nomination race, Allegheny County Judge Jack McVay Jr. won the Democratic nomination for an open seat on the Superior Court, defeating Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr.

Philadelphia Democrats gave city Controller Alan Butkovitz the nod for a third term.

Democrats also retained two vacant seats in the state House of Representatives in special elections that were held Tuesday. Attorney Daniel Mill won the 42nd District seat in Allegheny County while Kevin Schreiber, a York city official…

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