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A left for the Pennsylvania Senate
Writer, ward leader and organizer Nikil Saval has officially launched his campaign for the First Senatorial District — a large swath of the city that has historically held great power in Harrisburg.

As Billy Penn reported, Saval, a co-founder of progressive outfit Reclaim Philadelphia, is running to take down incumbent state Sen. Larry Farnese, a Center City attorney who’s held the seat since 2009.

The other three state senators up for re-election — John Sabatina, Sharif Street and Vince Hughes — do not have any declared challengers yet. Few names have made the rounds as serious contenders for those races.