Camden mayor will not seek re-election, resigns before end of first term

In a letter to the public, Mayor Frank Moran announced his resignation effective April 30th

When Camden Mayor Frank Moran abruptly announced he was resigning from office, the powerful Democratic party quickly named a successor. Essentially, they set up a race between the party-backed candidate and five others seeking to succeed him. In a city where the so-called Democratic machine wields such outsized influence, can any of the challengers break through?

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