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GOP At-Large Council Candidates Eager For Resolution Of Very Tight Race

(Candidates Al Taubenberger, standing at left, and David Oh, standing at right, attend the City Commissioners' meeting the morning after the election.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

(Candidates Al Taubenberger, standing at left, and David Oh, standing at right, attend the City Commissioners’ meeting the morning after the election. Credit: Mike Dunn)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One race for Philadelphia City Council is yet to be decided, and the outcome won’t be known for days if not weeks.

When the dust of Tuesday’s election settled, only about 150 votes separated David Oh and Al Taubenberger in the battle for one of two at-large Council seats reserved for the GOP (see related story).

Both candidates showed up this morning at the meeting of the city commissioners, who ran the election, and both will be there next Monday as the official counting gets under way.

“I don’t know how long it’s going to take,” Oh told KYW Newsradio.  “I expect and hope that it won’t take weeks.  I think will probably be a lot shorter than that.”

Taubenberger is also ready to wait.

“I’m a patient man.  I’m a fisherman.  I know what patience is all about,” he said.

Oh is an attorney who lost in a close race for the same seat four years ago.  Taubenberger ran for mayor four years ago and lost.

Reported by KYW City Hall bureau chief Mike Dunn

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