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Larry Krasner Wins Dem Primary for Philly DA; Ed Gainey Set to Become Pittsburgh’s 1st Black Mayor

HeadlineMay 19, 2021

In Philadelphia, District Attorney Larry Krasner handily won the Democratic nomination against his challenger Carlos Vega Tuesday. Vega is a former homicide prosecutor who was fired by Krasner after he took office in 2018. Krasner is credited with lowering Philadelphia’s prison population, halting the prosecution of drug possession and other low-level offenses, and reversing around 20 wrongful convictions. But he has also come under fire for opposing the appeals of political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Krasner will face a Republican defense lawyer, Charles Peruto Jr., in the November general election.

Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, state Representative Ed Gainey defeated incumbent Bill Peduto for the Democratic mayoral nomination. Tuesday’s win means Gainey is likely to become Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor.

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