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The mayoral election of 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1941. Incumbent Democratic Party 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, 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 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.
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