Judge throws independents off Harrisburg's mayoral ballot

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 15, 2013 2:26 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- It's back to one Democrat versus one Republican in the Harrisburg mayor's race.

Dauphin County elections director Jerry Feaser confirmed that a county judge upheld petition challenges filed against two independent candidates.

Nevin Mindlin, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor as a Republican four years ago, and political newcomer Nate Curtis had hoped to compete from outside the major parties.

The rulings mean Democratic nominee Eric Papenfuse, a bookstore owner, and Republican Dan Miller may be the only candidates on the November 5th ballot. Miller, the city controller who won the GOP primary by write-in vote, said last week he would not accept the nomination but changed his mind a few days later.

Incumbent Mayor Linda Thompson is stepping down after finishing third in a four-way Democratic primary in May.

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