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Two special elections today to fill Pa. House seats

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 4, 2015 3:28 AM
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(Harrisburg) --  It's election day in parts of south-central and southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Special elections are being held Tuesday in state House districts to fill a pair of mid-term vacancies left by the resignations of Republican incumbents. 

In the 87th House district in Cumberland County, real-estate executive Greg Rothman, a Republican, is squaring off against Democrat Bob Charles, a retired businessman.

They are battling to fill the seat vacated by Glen Grell, who left to become executive director of the Public School Employee's Retirement System.

In Delaware County's 161st District, local labor leader Paul Mullen, a Republican, faces competition from Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky, a businesswoman from Swarthmore. 

Three more special elections are scheduled in Philadelphia districts next week to fill vacancies left by the resignations of three Democratic House members.

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