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Taubenberger Concedes to David Oh in GOP At-Large City Council Race

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The one unsettled City Council race in this month’s election is now decided, with attorney David Oh the unofficial winner of that Republican at-large seat.

Elections officials tallied about a quarter of the more than 760 provisional ballots, with the trend going slightly in favor of Oh, who held a razor-thin advantage going in (see previous stories).

That’s when businessman Al Taubenberger (below) threw in the towel.

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(Al Taubenberger, after conceding the race. Credit: David Madden)


“The count is what it is, and it has me down,” Taubenberger said this afternoon.   What’s next for him?  “It’s really back to my day job at the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.”

As for the councilman-elect, and the fact the race got this close, “I was not surprised,” Oh told KYW Newsradio.  “I think that there were a lot of good candidates.  It was a very vigorous campaign, and you never know how these votes turn out.”

Oh couldn’t say if attacking radio ads and mailers that went out against him in the waning days of the campaign helped or hurt him. At this point, he says, it doesn’t  matter.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Bill Hamill

    Congrats to Mr. Oh. Now how about taking your signs down off the sides of roadways, schools and churches in a timely fashion and perhaps passing this along to your fellow politicians, win or lose, do the same. You all paid to put them up, you should all pay to pull them down, Don’t let the city workers do it! They have more pressing job details… like serving the public!! Not taking down yours or other politicians signs. Just saying!!

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