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Smith Stops by SmokeEaters

/ GOP SENATORIAL candidate Tom Smith stops by SmokeEaters Pub in northeast Philadelphia on Monday to meet supporters. Photo: Rory McGlasson    Send article as PDF   

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REJOICING in new solo Democrat candidate Jim “Scoot” Clay for 179th House Dist. at Frankford American Legion Post were Party leaders, from left, 43rd Ward Leader Emilio Vázquez, 23rd Ward Leader Dan Savage, Clay and 23rd Ward Chairwoman Gloria Redd. Clay stands unopposed, now incumbent State Rep. Tony Payton’s ballot petitions have been thrown out. […]

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IN AN UNUSUAL twist, two candidates for same seat in State House, in same election, endorsed each other!  Each is seeking to fill vacant 186th House Dist. position formerly occupied by now-Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. But Harold James, left, who held that post before Johnson knocked him out four years ago, is only running in Apr. […]

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has called City Council’s attention to the role community newspapers play in this city with a resolution which she introduced and which the Council passed. The resolution designated April as Community Weekly Month. In her resolution, Blackwell stated, “Media mergers continue to threaten the integrity of local news coverage … but Philadelphia […]

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Trayvon Martin didn’t have to die. The police should have been allowed to do their job and if that had happened, he would have gone home and maybe the next time we heard the name Trayvon it might have been Trayvon, PhD, Senator Trayvon or President Trayvon of the Republic. Unfortunately, an over – zealous […]

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Not much has been made of campaign consultants’ performances in this city over the years, but recent reports of some being sentenced for unethical shenanigans here and around the nation may soon end that. Candidates, old and new, might soon be demanding to see, from those who seek to be their campaign consultants, not only […]

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Kathleen Kane has the money to wage an effective campaign against former Congressman Patrick Murphy for the Democrat nomination for State Attorney General, a seat never held by a Democrat since it was voted into inception in the ’80s. She even has the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton. But Murphy got the backing of […]

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The Green Party of Philadelphia has scheduled a presidential caucus for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 26, at the Buzz Café, 1800 North Howard Street. Every voter who is a registered Green Party member in Pennsylvania is invited to participate in the Green Party presidential caucus. They have two from which to choose: Actress Roseanne […]

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Brian Sims, an advocate in the City’s gay community, has been endorsed by the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club and Equality Pennsylvania and has issued the following statement. He said, “These endorsements, coupled with one from the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, means I have the full support of the city, state and the […]

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The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, the tri-state (Del.-N.J.-Pa.) regional group, announced its Board of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Republican Tom Smith of Western Pennsylvania for the US Senate seat currently held by Bob Casey (D-Pa.). “Defeating Bob Casey is a major priority for our PAC,” said PAC President Don Adams. “Among the […]

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