Democrats in Allentown have given Mayor Ed Pawlowski a chance for a fourth term even though his lawyer expects him to be charged in a federal corruption investigation. He defeated six challengers Tuesday to capture his party’s nomination for mayor in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city.

Pawlowski has denied any wrongdoing in connection with the corruption probe, which has already snared several former top city officials.

Developer Nat Hyman defeated a city police detective to win the Republican nomination for Allentown mayor.

Elsewhere in Tuesday’s primary election, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and York Mayor Kim Bracey all successfully fended off challenges from fellow Democrats for their party’s nomination. Peduto and Papenfuse will be seeking a second term and Bracey a third term in the general election this fall.

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