Essential Pittsburgh
9:05 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

The Results Are In: Analysis of the Pittsburgh Primary Races

Signs outside a polling place in the neighborhood of Beechview
Signs outside a polling place in the neighborhood of Beechview
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

The polls opened at 7am Tuesday for the Pittsburgh Democratic Primary election.  Turnout at most voting places was light, despite a hotly contested mayoral race and contested city council positions.

At the end of the night, City Councilman Bill Peduto accepted the democratic nomination for Mayor, incumbent City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak kept her place in Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods, Daniel Lavelle kept his city council seat in district 6, and Bill Peduto's former council seat went to his former Chief of Staff, Dan Gilman.

We'll have analysis and reaction to the primary election results, with WESA News Editor Mark Nootbaar, City Paper Editor Chris Potter and Duquesne Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick.