Allegheny County is stuck at about 97 percent of its votes tallied, but that's enough for us ... and the races we checked on earlier all held up. And remember: barring very unusual circumstances, a Democratic primary win mostly likely means a win in the fall.
- Chelsa Wagner won the Democratic nomination to retain her seat as Allegheny County controller, although her lead dwindled to about 4 percentage points over challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty by the end of the night. And Jim O'Toole, PG political editor, just let us know that Mr. Flaherty has conceded.
- All four Pittsburgh Council incumbents – Darlene Harris, Corey O'Connor, Ricky Burgess and Deb Gross – each won the nominations for their seats. Interesting to note: Bobby Wilson and Randy Zotter totaled more votes than Mrs. Harris, which makes us wonder about how the incumbent would handle a single challenger next time around.
- City Controller Michael Lamb also handily beat Natalia Rudiak to win the nomination for his seat as well.