Court challenges could shake up Harrisburg mayoral race

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 9, 2013 9:34 AM
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Harrisburg's Market Square.

(Harrisburg) -- Harrisburg's volatile race for mayor just got a little more unpredictable.

Court challenges filed against two independent candidates could leave Democratic nominee Eric Papenfuse, a local bookstore owner, unopposed on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The challenges target Nevin Mindlin, who ran four years ago as a Republican and lost to now-Mayor Linda Thompson, and political newcomer Nate Curtis.

City Controller Dan Miller, who lost to Papenfuse in the Democratic primary in May, won a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination.

Earlier this week, Miller said he would not accept the GOP nomination, but he has until Monday to change his mind.

Thompson finished third in the four-way Democratic primary and will step down at the end of her term.

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