Member of Whig Party elected in Philadelphia

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 7, 2013 12:08 PM

(Philadelphia) -- The Democratic bastion of Philadelphia has elected a Whig to public office.

Voters chose Robert ``Heshy'' Bucholz, a member of the Modern Whig party, to be an election judge in the Rhawnhurst section of the city.

Bucholz believes he may be the first Whig to win at the ballot box in Philadelphia in nearly 160 years. Democrats presently outnumber Republicans by a more than 6-to-1 margin in the city.

He beat his Democratic opponent 36-24 on Tuesday. As election judge, he's responsible for overseeing equipment and procedures at the polls.

Bucholz says Whigs represent a sensible middle path between Democrats and Republicans.

Four U.S. presidents have been Whigs. The party largely disappeared in the 20th century, but was revived in 2007.

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