Race for Auditor General will end with historic winner

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Republican Tim DeFoor and Democrat, Dr. Nina Ahmad are campaigning statewide, to become the next Auditor General.

The winner will become the first person of color to win a statewide election in Pennsylvania.

DeFoor is the current controller for Dauphin County and Ahmad is the former Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia. Both are well aware of what a victory would represent.

“It sends a message across the state,” said DeFoor, “It means that Pennsylvanians are no longer seeing skin color or gender as a prerequisite.”

Ahmad says winning the party’s nomination was important. “It is a huge deal to me being the first woman of color in my party to be nominated for a statewide executive office,” said Ahmad.

Both say they will continue to campaign statewide until the polls close on election day.

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