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State Sen. Vincent Hughes speaks Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

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Vincent Hughes, a almighty authorities senator, connected Wednesday dispelled rumors that helium would participate the city’s crowded Democratic mayoral primary.

In a video posted to societal media, Hughes stated his volition to stay successful Harrisburg, saying helium and chap lawmakers tin alteration the people of the metropolis by investing authorities funds successful preventing weapon unit and improving nationalist schools.

“We person unthinkable opportunities successful Harrisburg,” Hughes said. “Brand caller governor, a legislature that successful 2 years is going to flip, and $12 cardinal successful unspent wealth conscionable sitting astir not doing anything.”

Hughes said radical from crossed the metropolis person asked him to see moving for mayor, which helium called “a beauteous humbling experience.”

The slickly-edited clip, which resembles a run video astatine archetypal glance, was interspersed with footage of Hughes astatine the Philadelphia Museum of Art, City Hall and Overbrook’s Samuel Gompers School.

Hughes, who is the Democratic seat of the Senate’s Appropriations Committee, has represented the 7th District since 1994, erstwhile helium succeeded Chaka Fattah. The territory covers a ample chunk of West and Northwest Philadelphia, arsenic good arsenic a conception of Montgomery County.

Previously, helium served arsenic a authorities representative, and helium is joined to Sheryl Lee Ralph, the “Abbott Elementary” prima who is besides performing astatine adjacent month’s Super Bowl.

Hughes declined to articulation a Democratic campaigner excavation that already includes authorities Rep. Amen Brown, grocer Jeff Brown, erstwhile City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, pastor Warren Bloom, erstwhile justice James DeLeon and precocious resigned City Council members Helen Gym, Allan Domb, Derek Green, Cherelle Parker and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez.