- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

11:20 p.m.

Pittsburgh lawyer Michael Wojcik has won the Democratic nomination for a vacancy on the state Commonwealth Court.

He defeated Scranton labor lawyer Todd Eagen in Tuesday’s primary.

Eagen was endorsed by the state Democratic Party, and is the grandson of a former state Supreme Court justice.

Wojcik is a coal miner’s son and a former Allegheny County solicitor.

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10:45 p.m.

The field of candidates for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is now set.

Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday chose Superior Court Judge Judy Olson, Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey and Adams County Judge Mike George as their candidates.

Democrats nominated Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty, and Superior Court judges David Wecht and Christine Donohue.

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10:40 p.m.

Pennsylvania Democrats have picked Philadelphia Judge Alice Beck Dubow as their nominee for a seat on the state Superior Court.

She defeated Allegheny County Judge Robert Colville.

Dubow’s mother was the first woman elected to the Superior Court.

She ran on her diverse experience as a lawyer for 23 years before joining the Philadelphia bench in 2007.

Colville has been a judge for 15 years. He promised not to accept any outside money during his campaign to protest the expanding role of money in judicial campaigns.

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10:30 p.m.

Four of the six nominees for seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court are now known.

On the Democratic side, Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty and Superior Court Judge David Wecht each secured nominations in Tuesday’s primary election.

On the Republican side, Superior Court Judge Judy Olson and Adams County Judge Mike George are set to compete for the state’s highest court in November.

The top three vote-getters in each party will emerge as the candidates for three open seats on the Supreme Court.

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10:15 p.m.

The Democratic nominee for mayor in Philadelphia says a broad coalition of diverse groups, some working together for the first time, are responsible for his victory in Tuesday’s primary.

With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, former Councilman Jim Kenney held a more than 2-to-1 advantage over his next closest rival, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.

Kenney says he won with a historic coalition but he needs the coalition to grow ever larger heading into the general election Nov. 3, when he will be an overwhelming favorite.

No Republican has been elected mayor in Philadelphia since 1948, and no independent for many more years before that.

Kenney says the challenges faced by the city include underfunded schools, poverty and strains in police-community relations.

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9:45 p.m.

Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty has secured a Democratic nomination for one of three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Dougherty waged an expensive advertising campaign, financed largely with big contributions from organized labor, to become the biggest vote-getter among the six Democrats on the ballot.

The top three vote-getters in each party will compete in the general election Nov. 3 for a 10-year term on the state’s highest court.

On the Republican side, Superior Court Judge Judy Olson has also secured a nomination.

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8 p.m.

The polls are closed in Pennsylvania’s primary election.

At the top of Tuesday’s statewide ballot were nomination races for three seats on the state Supreme Court, with 12 candidates to choose from. The three top vote-getters in each party will compete in the general election for a 10-year term on the state’s highest court.

Also on the ballot were Democratic nomination races for the Superior and Commonwealth courts.

In heavily Democratic Philadelphia, the Democratic mayoral primary will effectively determine the mayor for the next four years.

The candidates were former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, former judge Nelson Diaz, former City Councilman Jim Kenney, former Philadelphia Gas Works executive Doug Oliver, former state Sen. Milton Street and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.

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3 a.m.

It’s primary election day in Pennsylvania.

At the top of Tuesday’s statewide ballot are nomination races for three seats on the state Supreme Court, with 12 candidates to choose from. The three top vote-getters in each party will compete in the general election for a 10-year term on the state’s highest court.

Also on the ballot are Democratic nomination races for the Superior and Commonwealth courts.

In heavily Democratic Philadelphia, the Democratic mayoral primary will effectively determine the mayor for the next four years. The candidates are former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, former judge Nelson Diaz, former City Councilman Jim Kenney, former Philadelphia Gas Works executive Doug Oliver, former state Sen. Milton Street and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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