Unofficial returns from 95 percent of divisions showed that Butkovitz was winning 61 percent of the vote. Brett Mandel was taking 31 percent. Mark Zecca had 8 percent.
Now that Allyson Schwartz is officially in the governor’s race, Democrats are positioning themselves for her congressional seat.
Thanks to a tie-breaking vote by state Supreme Court Chief Justice and Rhawnhurst resident Ron Castille, new boundaries for state House and Senate districts are kaput. Denny O’Brien’s old House seat likely will stay put, spurring a crowded contest.
The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim men’s club held its annual “Meet the Candidates Brunch” on Sunday morning at the synagogue, 9768 Verree Road.
State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be leading the national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have pretty good support in Philadelphia.