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Barbara Capozzi Leaves Open The Idea Of Election Contest

Barbara Capozzi, the real estate broker who lost the City Council 2nd District Democratic primary election to state Rep. Kenyatta Johnson, just left open the notion of contesting the election results to the Court of Common Pleas. In a statement just released, Capozzi says she is disappointed by "very proud of the honest and strong campaign that we ran against the 'machine'."

Barbara Capozzi Leaves Open The Idea Of Election Contest

Barbara Capozzi, the real estate broker who lost the City Council 2nd District Democratic primary election to state Rep. Kenyatta Johnson, just left open the notion of contesting the election results to the Court of Common Pleas.  In a statement just released, Capozzi says she is disappointed by "very proud of the honest and strong campaign that we ran against the 'machine'."

"As for the final election results, I am considering all options in regards to the next steps," her statement reads. "It is in the city's best interest that the residents of the 2nd District get the last say in how represents them in City Council."

A contest would have to be filed within five days of the election results being certified by the Philadelphia City Commission, an attorney for Capozzi said.

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