NAACP chief: Williams win 'historic'

Inquirer staff writer Michael Matza reports:

Supporters are heralding R. Seth Williams' win in the primary election for Philadelphia District Attorney as “historic.” .

Looking ahead to an anticipated victory in November, J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, said: “Seth is going to be the first elected D.A. of color in a seriously major American city. It’s a historic election.”

With 95 percent of the votes counted, Williams was leading with about 41.7 percent of the vote; Daniel McCaffery was second with about 30.1 percent. No other candidate had more than 15 percent.

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