PITTSBURGH (AP) – Supporters of a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman who died earlier this month are still touting her in next week’s primary as a tribute to her – and a rebuke to County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who has been supporting her opponent.
Barbara Daly Danko, 61, died of cancer May 6. She had been an ally of Fitzgerald – also a Democrat – until they parted company because he favored natural gas drilling beneath county parks and she didn’t.READ MORE: Gov. Wolf Says Rite Aid Pharmacies In State Will Receive Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses For School Employees And Students
That’s one reason why Fitzgerald is supporting 68-year-old Caroline Mitchell for the party nomination for Danko’s seat, one of 15 on the council which governs Pittsburgh and its suburbs.READ MORE: 'Moderna Arm': Some People Develop Reaction To Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
If Danko wins the primary, party committee members from her district can pick a candidate to run in the November election. No Republicans are running in the heavily-Democratic district.High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
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