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Democratic primary winner Larry Krasner takes the stage at his campaign party Tuesday night. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
Democratic primary winner Larry Krasner takes the stage at his campaign party Tuesday night. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
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A longtime civil rights attorney in Philadelphia won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in a seven-way race to become the city’s next district attorney.

As Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) of Here & Now contributor WHYY reports, the victory means an anti-establishment candidate who spent his career fighting against prosecutors will soon lead one of the busiest DA offices in the country.

This segment aired on May 17, 2017.

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