Democrat Cherelle Parker wins primary for Philadelphia mayor


Democrat charel Parker won Philadelphia's mayoral primary Tuesday setting her up as the first woman to serve in the role. Parker emerged from a crowded field of 5 FrontRunner democratic candidates, her win was a disappointment to progressives who rallied around Helen Jim, who was backed by senator Bernie Sanders and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Philadelphia race serves as a barometer of how residents of some of the nation's largest cities hope to emerge from the pandemic, which heightened concerns about crime, poverty, and inequity. In another race, voters in Allegheny county, which encompasses the state's second largest city of Pittsburgh, picked sitting state lawmaker Sarah in a murano as their democratic nominee to face the lone Republican contender, Joseph rocky in the November general election. I'm Julie Walker

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