LaRouche Backer Wins Contest in Pennsylvania

Associated Press

Final returns from the Pennsylvania primary showed that Democrats chose former Philadelphia controller Joseph Vignola to challenge two-term Republican Sen. John Heinz, and picked a backer of political extremist Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. in a U.S. House primary.

The results of Tuesday's primary in suburban Philadelphia's 5th Congressional District left Democrats embarrassed, and the stunned loser declared Wednesday that "people better wake up."

The LaRouche follower, sales representative Donald Hadley, edged businessman Robert W. Houchins in a contest to determine which would challenge GOP Rep. Richard Schulze in November.

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