PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tony Moreno may still have a shot at becoming Pittsburgh’s next mayor.

However, that shot would mean he would have to cross party lines and run as a Republican.

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Initial results from Allegheny County show that Moreno received 1,379 write-in votes from Republican primary voters.

That means he has enough votes to appear on the Republican line in the general election and challenge Democratic nominee Ed Gainey.

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Moreno is a retired Pittsburgh Police officer and U.S. Army veteran.

As mayor, Moreno says he would prioritize public works, public safety, and improve police-community relations.

Moreno would have the chance to make those changes if he accepts the Republican nomination and runs for mayor.

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However, it is not known if he will make that decision and continue his candidacy.