Is GOP race for Philadelphia Mayor finally over?

With about 50 registered Republican provisional ballots still to count, Philadelphia mayoral candidate Karen Brown has a 58 vote lead, in the still unresolved contest to take on Michael Nutter in the fall.With absentee ballots and those from voting machines already in, John Featherman, said  he’s not giving up.”She’s not the victor yet,” said Featherman.  “She most likely will win the election before there is any kind of recount or potential court action that I may initiate.”But Karen Brown, a longtime Democrat, who decided to run in the Republican primary with the support of GOP ward leaders, said it’s over.”He was actually fighting to damage the party that I belong to and I was fighting to win the Mayor’s seat, so we had different objectives,” said Brown.  “But he fought hard for his cause and I fought hard for mine.”Brown said if former Mayor John Street really does enter the Mayor’s race as an independent, she would welcome him, because it would give voters more of a choice.  

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