Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1941
mayoral election of 1941 in
Pennsylvania, was held on
Tuesday, November 4, 1941. Incumbent
Conn Scully won a second full term by a narrow margin. Scully had gained a reputation as a weak mayor and his
Republican opponent, wealthy attorney and former
Pittsburgh Public Safety Director
Harmar Denny (a future Congressman), hammered Scully for being a puppet of the city's increasingly powerful Democratic machine. Despite these allegations, Scully remained closely aligned with state party chairman (and future mayor)
David Lawrence; while this may have cost him some votes, it gave him enough support from the Democrats'
New Deal labor base to put Scully over the top.
 Republicans contested the result in court, but a judge dismissed the suit.
*These numbers, reported a day after the election,
 were officially revised later in the month.
 After a court found irregularities, it ordered further corrections.
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