Candidates for Allegheny County District Attorney spar in sole debate
PITTSBURGH — The candidates for Allegheny County District Attorney dispensed with the pleasantries early on during a Thursday night debate, with each taking shots at the other’s policy ideas and record in office. It was the only debate where Allegheny County chief public defender Matt Dugan, the Democrats’ nominee, and incumbent Stephen Zappala the Republicans’ […]
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