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Mayor behind attack ads

on May 01, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s lame-duck mayor is behind ads attacking one of the candidates running to replace him, City Councilman Bill Peduto.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is listed as chairman of the Committee for a Better Pittsburgh, according to Federal Communications Commission disclosure documents filed by KDKA-TV, which was paid to run the ads.

The ads accuse Peduto of voting for things that benefit the neighborhoods he represents at the expense of poorer city neighborhoods.

Peduto and former state auditor general Jack Wagner are considered the front runners in the Democratic primary.

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