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Pittsburgh's Democratic mayor earns Republican nomination

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Monday, June 8, 2009
 

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl received enough write-in votes from city Republicans to win the GOP's nomination, according to Allegheny County Board of Elections officials who certified the vote today.

Ravenstahl, 29, of Summer Hill received 607 write-in votes for the Republican nomination. Ravenstahl is a Democrat. He defeated two candidates in the May 19 Democratic primary with 59 percent of the vote.

The mayor accepts the Republican nomination in the Nov. 3 general election, said campaign spokesman Paul McKrell. That means Ravenstahl will be listed as both the Democratic and Republican nominee on the ballot.

Ravenstahl will face at least one candidate in the November election: Kevin Acklin, 33, of Squirrel Hill, a Harvard-educated attorney who is running as an independent.

The runner-up in the Republican write-in contest was Josh Wander, 38, of Squirrel Hill.

Wander, a Republican, launched a write-in campaign four days before the primary. He received 189 votes. A write-in candidate needs at least 250 votes to qualify for the nomination.

Ravenstahl's Democratic challengers, Councilman Patrick Dowd, 41, of Highland Park, and Carmen Robinson, 40, of the Hill District, received a combined 203 write-in votes.

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