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No Result Yet In GOP Mayoral Primary Election

The result of last Tuesday's Republican primary election for mayor will probably not be known until tomorrow, according to the Philadelphia City Commission staff, which is still completing the vote tally. John Featherman, part of a GOP insurgency known as the Loyal Opposition, challenged Karen Brown, a Democratic committeewoman turned GOP endorsed candidate.

No Result Yet In GOP Mayoral Primary Election

The result of last Tuesday's Republican primary election for mayor will probably not be known until tomorrow, according to the Philadelphia City Commission staff, which is still completing the vote tally.  John Featherman, part of a GOP insurgency known as the Loyal Opposition, challenged Karen Brown, a Democratic committeewoman turned GOP endorsed candidate.

Brown leads with 57 votes out of nearly 16,500 votes cast at polling places last week.  The commission is now tallying 177 absentee GOP ballots and 20 alternative GOP ballots to determine who won.  Military votes can also come in as late as tomorrow.

Despite being behind, Featherman was upbeat and declaring a victory of sorts in his efforts to challenge the Republican leadership in Philadelphia through his candidacy.

"Change is already happening in the Republican Party," he said. "I've already exceeded my goal. I would love to win. We'll just have to wait and see."

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