City Controller Dan Miller (D) has found some love from Harrisburg Republicans.
He received the most write-in votes after Tuesday’s primary. Of 424 Republican write-in votes cast, Miller received 196, according to an unofficial results from the Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections.
Eric Papenfuse, who won the hotly contested Democratic primary, received 162 Republican write-in votes.
No Republicans were on Tuesday’s ballot.
To be on the November ballot, a candidate not only had to get the most write-in votes, but that vote total had to be at least 100.
A letter will go to Dan Miller after the election results are certified. That will happen by June 10. He will have until August 12 to tell election officials if he wants to accept the nomination and appear on the ballot. If he does not respond, he will not appear on the ballot.
On Tuesday as the Democratic primary votes were being counted, Miller told the Patriot-News, “I don’t see myself running for office again. I’m not a politician.”
Papenfuse won the primary with 2,480 votes. Miller finished second with 2,084. Current Mayor Linda Thompson was in third with 1,816.
But on Friday, Miller’s campaign manager left the door open for a possible run this fall.
Chuck Ardo said, “Dan is taking a few days off and will decide what to do next when he gets back. But, I can tell you many of his supporters resent the negative and dishonest campaign Eric Papenfuse ran and feel strongly that Dan should stay in the race.”