Papenfuse may face rematch for Harrisburg mayor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The runner-up in Harrisburg’s Democratic mayoral primary could get another shot at Democratic nominee Eric Papenfuse, this time as a Republican.

Officials said Friday that Dan Miller, who placed second behind Papenfuse in the Democratic race, was the top vote-getter for the Republican nomination. Dauphin County elections chief Jerry Feaser said Miller, the city controller, received 196 write-in votes.

Chuck Ardo, a Miller campaign consultant, says Miller is vacationing and plans to confer with his advisers once he returns. Ardo says there’s “very strong support” in the Miller camp for him to run in the general election as a Republican.

If Miller does that, it would be a three-way race. Miller would face bookstore owner Papenfuse, who defeated incumbent Mayor Linda Thompson in Tuesday’s primary, and independent Nevin Mindlin.

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