Pa. court keeps Mindlin out of Harrisburg mayoral race

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A state court has denied Nevin Mindlin's attempt to get back on the ballot in Harrisburg's mayoral race.

Commonwealth Court on Friday sided with Dauphin County Judge Bernard Coates Jr., who removed Mindlin from the Nov. 5 ballot in August.

Coates said that Mindlin, who was running as an independent, in his nomination papers failed to name a committee that would be
authorized to fill his vacancy should he become unable to seek office, a
requirement under Pennsylvania law.

Mindlin, who ran four years ago as a Republican and lost to Linda
Thompson, said in a statement that he is disappointed by the decision and does not intend to run a write-in campaign.


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