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Primary: Voters select candidates for Pa. Supreme Court

Written by The Associated Press | May 20, 2015 4:27 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Party-endorsed candidates dominated the field of a dozen candidates vying for a nomination to run for an unprecedented three open seats on Pennsylvania's high court. 

Republicans in Tuesday's primary election chose Superior Court Judge Judy Olson, Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey and Adams County Judge Mike George as their candidates.

Meanwhile, Democrats nominated Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty, and Superior Court judges David Wecht and Christine Donohue. 

All but Donohue had won a party endorsement. 

Meanwhile, Democrats nominated Philadelphia Judge Alice Beck Dubow to run for the statewide Superior Court, while voters bucked the party's endorsement and nominated former Allegheny County Solicitor Michael Wojcik to run for a Commonwealth Court seat. 

The Republican candidates for both seats were unopposed for the nominations.

The general election is November 3.  

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