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POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli This is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized labor as one of their ways of calculating the chances of candidates vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination on May 19. So far, the big banner across the headquarters of Ed Coryell’s Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, among the biggest […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

DID I TELL YOU: The press carried a story of DA Seth Williams possibly seeking to run for US Senate next year. I have been thinking of the DA’s blasting of State Attorney General Kathleen KANE, and the Ali-gate affair that could ruin four performing lawmakers. I have trouble sleeping (and maybe voters) with the horrible thought of an 81-year-old […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Politico Mag Credits Brady With Landing Democratic Convention

by Joe Shaheeli Only one of 435 Congressmen in Washington but this city’s chief mover, shaker, and compromiser, Bob Brady was highlighted by Politico magazine after the furor died down over the Democratic National Convention Committee’s announcement it would be coming to Philly for its presidential convention. Published daily on the web and bimonthly in […]

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Montgomery County Democrats Gather For Chairman’s Circle

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WALKING THE BEAT: Mayor Nutter, Jim Kenney Get In Schoolyard Brawl

ETHICS – BLEAHTHICS.  I am so tired of reading about how ethics will define the upcoming Mayor’s race. It is NOT a key issue in this race – except if you want to write about it.  And an EDITORIAL about how successful the campaign finance laws are! They are a DISASTER. And who wants to read quotes from former […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Farnese’s Father Passes; Lynne Abraham’s Hidden Trump

The beloved father of STATE SEN. LARRY FARNESE, LAWRENCE FARNESE, was laid to rest at the Baldi funeral home in South Philadelphia. Many well-wishers from the Philadelphia political community paid their respects to the Senator and his lovely mother MADELINE. Among them were former City Councilman and mayoral hopeful JIM KENNEY, STATE SEN. and mayoral […]

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South Philly May Be Home To Supreme Court Judge

by Maria Marlino “Be ready to shake Kevin’s hand,” said Brian Burrows, President of IBEW Local 98. “He is a true leader.” NECA Executive Jeff Scarpello told the well-dressed crowd that “Kevin has all the intangibles including patience and fair mindedness and is the ideal candidate for Supreme Court.” Pennsport native, Administrative Judge of the […]

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2 CHAMPS: Bernard Hopkins Stands Tall With Bob Brady

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It’s Round 3: Quiñones Sánchez Vs. Democratic Ward Leaders

by Joe Shaheeli 7th Dist. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez believes she won terms one and two to City Council on her own strength as a campaigner. Now she’s received a challenge to do it again on her own from the very councilmanic Democratic ward leaders’ caucus who, for the most part, were split for and […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Kenyatta Johnson Holds His Ground

By Denise Clay I began a two-part series on the 2nd Dist. Council contest between City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and developer Ori Feibush. This is the only contested District Council race on the ballot for the May 19 primary and because it’s a contest between old and new for the future of a district that […]

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