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Time Capsule: 'Nobody's Boy' Wins Democratic U.S. Senate Primary

Time Capsule: ‘Nobody’s Boy’ Wins Democratic U.S. Senate Primary

Maverick Mayor Peter F. Flaherty of Pittsburgh narrowly squeaked by Herbert S. Denenberg to win the Democratic nomination for the right to face popular Republican Sen. Richard Schweiker in the general election on this day in 1974. Campaigning as “Nobody’s Boy,” the 49-year-old Flaherty defeated Denenberg, a popular former state insurance commissioner, by 38,277 votes […]