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Photos: Independent DA candidate Lisa Middleman's election party

Follow along for live photo updates as staff photographer Jared Wickerham covers the election party for Lisa Middleman.

click to enlarge Lisa Middleman is greeted by supporters at her election party inside the Savoy restaurant. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Lisa Middleman is greeted by supporters at her election party inside the Savoy restaurant.
This year's biggest election in Allegheny County is the contest between incumbent District Attorney Stephen Zappala (D-Fox Chapel) and challenger Lisa Middleman (I-Highland Park).

Middleman's campaign raised more money than Zappala, who has served as the country's top prosecutor for more than 20 years, and the race has featured several high profile stories. Zappala, the Democratic nominee who also cross-filed as the GOP nominee, has campaigned on his record and his efforts to add surveillance cameras and other security measures to the county, even garnering support from Republicans. His independent challenger, meanwhile, has focused her campaign on progressive reforms to the criminal justice system, criticizing Zappala for the stark racial disparities that currently exist in the county's system.

This has garnered her a substantial amount of grassroots and national support, and even has had some Democratic officials willing to break ranks to support her. As the county eagerly waited for the results, Middleman's campaign held an Election Night party at Savoy bar in the Strip District.
click to enlarge Supporters of Lisa Middleman check their phones for election results. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Supporters of Lisa Middleman check their phones for election results.
click to enlarge Lisa Middleman checks on results with her staff members. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Lisa Middleman checks on results with her staff members.
click to enlarge Lisa Middleman speaks with supporters at her election party. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Lisa Middleman speaks with supporters at her election party.
click to enlarge Supporters check their cell phones for the latest election results. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Supporters check their cell phones for the latest election results.
click to enlarge Cell phones with the latest poll results lay on tables throughout the election party. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Cell phones with the latest poll results lay on tables throughout the election party.
click to enlarge Lisa Middleman gets another update from her staff. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Lisa Middleman gets another update from her staff.
click to enlarge The staff for Lisa Middleman continue to stay glued to their laptops and cell phones checking results. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
The staff for Lisa Middleman continue to stay glued to their laptops and cell phones checking results.
click to enlarge Lisa Middleman gives a speech toward the end of the night at her election party. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Lisa Middleman gives a speech toward the end of the night at her election party.
click to enlarge Summer Lee starts a chant of "Lisa! Lisa!" during the election party for Lisa Middleman. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Summer Lee starts a chant of "Lisa! Lisa!" during the election party for Lisa Middleman.
click to enlarge Summer Lee hugs Lisa Middleman following her speech. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Summer Lee hugs Lisa Middleman following her speech.
click to enlarge Ed Gainey speaks to the crowd during Lisa Middleman's election party at Savoy. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Ed Gainey speaks to the crowd during Lisa Middleman's election party at Savoy.

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