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ELEPHANT CORNER: Statewide Republicans Line Up For Shot At Pa. Supreme Court Seats

ELEPHANT CORNER: Statewide Republicans Line Up For Shot At Pa. Supreme Court Seats

This year there will be five statewide appellate-court justice positions on the ballot. Three of those openings are on the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court. There have not been so many vacant Pennsylvania Supreme Court seats since the 1700s. The openings are the result of the retirement of CHIEF JUSTICE RON CASTILLE, who reached the mandatory retirement […]

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FLASH! Sabatina Gets Senate Nod, DelRicci The State House

Philadelphia Democratic Ward Leaders caucused this evening to endorse candidates for the Pennsylvania 5th Senatorial Dist. and the 170th House Dist. The senate seat opened up when incumbent Mike Stack was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor Tuesday; the house seat was vacated when incumbent Brendan Boyle became a US Congressman. In a surprise move, Sarah […]

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Tom Wolf And Mike Stack Inauguration Brought Out Best On All Sides

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Meet Pa.’s New Governor: Tom Wolf

Thomas Westerman “Tom” Wolf is an American businessman and politician who next Tuesday will become Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor. He did so by defeating Republican incumbent Tom Corbett in the 2014 gubernatorial election. This was his return to government responsibility after serving as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Revenue from April 2007 until November 2008. […]

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MIKE STACK: Philadelphia Finally Has Its Own Lt. Governor

“What truly distinguishes Mike Stack is his progressive leadership and unparalleled 13-year voting record in the Pennsylvania Senate championing universal access to affordable health care, common sense gun reforms, marriage equality, reproductive choice, a greener Pennsylvania, workers’ rights and a fairer economy that lifts everyone.” –Jay Costa, Senate Democratic Leader When State Sen. Mike Stack’s […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Council President Clarke Nixes Mayoral Race

by Joe Shaheeli City Council President Darrell Clarke’s announcement, “It is my intention to seek the Democratic nomination to serve a fifth term as representative of Philadelphia’s 5th Councilmanic District in the May primary election,” has opened the door to a host of speculation as to who will be the next Mayor of Philadelphia. His […]

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Commissioner Schmidt’s Report Sheds Light on ’14 Voting

by Tony West More than two-thirds of Philadelphia’s residents were registered to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. But only a little more than one-third of these people actually bothered to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial race which burning issues like Philadelphia’s school funding on the table. This and other curious facts […]

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Darrell Clarke Out Of Mayor’s Race, Will Stay In City Council

The decision has been made. Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke just released a statement taking himself out of the 2015 mayoral race: “It is my intention to seek the Democratic nomination to serve a fifth term as representative of Philadelphia’s 5th Councilmanic Dist. in the May primary election. “I have been honored and inspired […]

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In Harrisburg: Pa. House of Representatives Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony

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POLS ON THE STREET: Council Duo Eases Santa’s Workload

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Councilmen Mark Squilla and Jim Kenney started off late last Thursday at 4:30 p.m., helping Santa Claus carry his work load, and finishing up at 10 p.m. by checking with Santa’s constituents of all ages, first at Franklin Square and then at 2nd & Ritner Recreation Center. Kenney held Santa’s record book […]

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