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Central Bucks resident Joe Khan loses bid for attorney general; other Pa. races set


Former Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan fell short in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tuesday.

According to unofficial tallies early Wednesday morning, he finished third in a five-candidate field, according to unofficial tallies early Wednesday morning.

Despite pulling in 61% of the vote in Bucks County, Khan, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday night, only managed 16% of the vote statewide.

Allegheny County’s Eugene DePasquale, a former two-term Pennsylvania Auditor General, easily took the Democratic nomination with 36% of the vote, besting Khan; Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer (20%); Philadelphia attorney Keir Bradford-Grey (15%); and state Rep. Jared Solomon, D-202, of Philadelphia (13%).

DePasquale will face York County District Attorney Dave Sunday, the Republican nominee. Sunday breezed to a primary win Tuesday with 70% of the vote over Delaware County state Rep. Craig Williams, who represents the 160th Pa. House District in the General Assembly.

In the contested Democratic Primary for Auditor General, Malcolm Kenyatta, a state representative from Philadelphia, bested Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley with 64% of the vote, according to unofficial tallies. He’ll take on Republican incumbent Timothy L. DeFoor, who ran unopposed in the GOP Primary.

In the evening’s closest contested statewide race, the Democratic Primary for Pa. Treasurer, Erin McClelland, of Allegheny County, appears to have beaten Ryan Bizzarro, a state representative from Erie County, with 54% of the vote. She’ll attempt to unseat Republican incumbent Stacy Garrity in November. Garrity was unopposed in the GOP Primary.

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