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POLS ON THE STREET: Krasner’s Race to Lose – and It’s Losable

BY JOE SHAHEELI All Democrats are walk-homes in Philadelphia in 2017. So goes the conventional wisdom. So that means Democratic DA candidate Larry Krasner should walk home. But the present era is nothing if not full of surprises. Krasner’s primary victory over many vetted prosecutorial pros was a surprise, considering he has never prosecuted a […]

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Krasner Reveals Himself as Grossman No-Shows

BY ELIZABETH CRAWLEY Democratic DA candidate Larry Krasner fielded questions from voters at the Arch Street United Methodist Church on Saturday. “A Conversation with Krasner,” a Facebook event hosted by Philadelphia United for Progress (Philly Up), was supposed to be a forum for voters to query Krasner and GOP DA candidate Beth Grossman. After Grossman […]

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Pa. Is Ill Prepared for Next Recession

BY STATE REP. JAKE WHEATLEY Economics is called the dismal science; Pennsylvania politicians seem intent on making it an even gloomier discipline. The current budget debacle is bad enough: more than three months late, $2.2 billion in the red – and still raiding already committed funding while pursuing more borrowing, despite the commonwealth’s sinking credit […]

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Opening in the 181st?

BY RYAN BRIGGS Sources have stated longtime State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas (D-N. Phila.) may retire and back community organizer Malcolm Kenyatta as his successor in North Philadelphia’s 181st House District in next year’s election. Kenyatta, who served as a delegate for former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, recently formed a political action […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Busy Lt. Guv Field Favors Stack

BY JOE SHAHEELI The Democratic primary race is seeing an unusual cluster of early candidates. That sounds like bad news for incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack – but could prove to be good news. Usually, incumbents are walked on base by their party’s voters. But Stack ran into a patch of bad news earlier this […]

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Updated Oct. 19th

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Oct. 19-           State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts “Meet, Greet, Obtain Constituent Services” at Susquehanna Village, 1421 W. Susquehanna Ave, 3-4 p.m. Oct. 19-           Lisa Deeley is hosted Cocktail Reception at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $100, Bronze $250-, Silver $500, Gold $1,000. Payable to “Deeley15,” P.O. Box 42288, Phila., […]

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Shaping up with Sen. Tony Williams

Fall is a fine season to get in shape, maintains State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.). Every year he sponsors a series of varied exercise programs throughout his 8th Senatorial District, which covers communities in South, Southwest and West Philadelphia as well as parts of Delaware County. All are free. Citizens are invited to sample […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Upstate Republicans Point at Scary Philly

BY JOE SHAHEELI Western and midstate Republicans are warming up for the 2018 political season by sharpening their teeth on controversial Philadelphia news. Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 15 Republican members of the House State Government Committee sent a letter to Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés in response to a report by […]

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Updated Oct. 12th

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Oct. 12-           State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Police Recruitment Drive at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (215) 291-5643. Oct. 12-           State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Job & Career fair at Sheet metal Workers Ha., 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 40 employers, résumé clinic, continuing-education programs. […]

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(Pols ) POLS ON THE STREET: Fresh from Vegas, Ciancaglini Eyes S. Philly Race

BY JOE SHAHEELI The 184th Legislative District seems to have a magnetic allure for political newcomers this year. This seat, representing the South Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Pennsport and Whitman, has been served since 1993 by State Rep. Bill Keller. A longshoreman by trade, Keller has quietly tended his largely blue-collar constituency […]

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