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A roundup of some key races in Pennsylvania's primary

May. 22, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at the winners in key races in Pennsylvania's primary: PHILADELPHIA MAYOR Democrat Jim Kenney won the three-way Democratic primary in his bid for re-election, virtually guaranteeing him a second term as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city. Kenney, 61, beat two longtime...

Party-endorsed judicial candidates win spots on fall ballot

May. 22, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The endorsed candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties won contested races to run for open seats on a statewide appellate court. The winners secured spots on the fall ballot in Tuesday's primary election to fill two open seats on the state Superior Court. Each party had a...

Voter turnout higher than projected for Kentucky primary

May. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Secretary of State's Office says voter turnout for Kentucky's primary election was higher than projected. A statement from the office says unofficial results show that nearly 20% of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primary to choose nominees in the governor's race and...

School board member censured over racist post loses primary

May. 22, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) — A longtime school board member who was censured over a racist Facebook post that was published on his personal page has lost his bid for re-election. William Merrell was one of six Republican primary candidates seeking nominations for five seats on the board in Peters Township, a...

Labor lawyer, prosecutor win spots on fall court ballot

May. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A steelworkers' union lawyer and a county prosecutor have been nominated to run for open seats on a statewide appellate court. Democrat Amanda Green-Hawkins, a Pittsburgh lawyer, and Republican Megan King, a Chester County prosecutor, won spots on the fall ballot in Tuesday's primary...

O'Connell wins bid to replace imprisoned Allentown mayor

May. 21, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Allentown's interim mayor has declared victory in a four-way Democratic primary as he seeks to serve the final two years of imprisoned former Mayor Ed Pawlowski's term. The Morning Call reports that Ray O'Connell declared himself the winner Tuesday over challengers Michael Daniels,...

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

May. 21, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

Cameron wins GOP nomination for Kentucky attorney general

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell's lawyer and assisted...

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary

May. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job after fending off two challengers in the city's Democratic primary. Tuesday night's victory all but assures Kenney will stay on as...