Shapiro Wins Dem AG Nomination
Zappala conceded the race to the Montco Commissioner, having been down by 10 points, 47%-37%, with 99% of precincts reporting. Shapiro took 710,884 votes to Zappala’s 554,086.
Morganelli picked up 16% with 242,292 votes.
Shapiro is looking to be just the second Democrat to hold the highest legal office, taking the torch from troubled incumbent Dem. AG Kathleen Kane.
Philly labor union leader John Dougherty’s letter to the PA AFL-CIO on Monday did little to sway voters to Zappala’s campaign, with Shapiro picking up 56% of the vote in the City of Brotherly Love.
Shapiro will face John Rafferty in November, after the State Senator saw off a primary challenge from Joe Peters, a former Kane spokesman.