Catherine Pugh, a three-term state senator who owns a public relations firm, celebrates Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Baltimore after winning the democratic nomination in Baltimores mayoral race. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) —Catherine Pugh, a state senator and owner of a public relations firm, has won the Democratic primary for mayor of Baltimore.The 65-year-old lawmaker defeated 11 other candidates, including former Mayor Sheila Dixon. She is expected to win the general election in Baltimore, a Democratic stronghold.Pugh is a three-term state senator who also served on the Baltimore City Council for five years before she was appointed to the Maryland House of Delegates.She secured numerous endorsements in the months and weeks leading up to the primary. That included an endorsement from Councilman Nick Mosby, who waged an unsuccessful campaign for mayor that ended the day before early voting began April 14.