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Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1941

The Mayoral election of 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1941. Incumbent Democratic Party Conn Scully won a second full term by a narrow margin. Scully had gained a reputation as a weak mayor and his Republican opponent, wealthy attorney and former Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Harmar Denny (a future Congressman), hammered Scully for being a puppet of the city's increasingly powerful Democratic machine. Despite these allegations, Scully remained closely aligned with state party chairman (and future mayor) David Lawrence; while this may have cost him some votes, it gave him enough support from the Democrat's New Deal labor base to put Scully over the top.[1]

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Conn Scully 112,723 50.7
Republican Harmar Denny 109,560 49.3
Turnout 222,283
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=mHmkbnSHMsMC&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=cornelius+scully+denny+1941&source=bl&ots=41866ZHL0L&sig=lhM24qMR7_LZHZV-iZXeFPpchMs&hl=en&ei=AAv2TMS9PIKglAedq5WcBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=cornelius%20scully%20denny%201941&f=false
Preceded by
1937
Pittsburgh mayoral election
1941
Succeeded by
1945
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