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POLS ON THE STREET: Can Local GOP Score A Third?

by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia now has two of its House members on the Republican side of the aisle, a good thing since that chamber of the General Assembly is dominated by the GOP. Number two came with the election of Rep. Martina White in a hotly contested special election for the 170th District. Until she […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Jim To Keep Sanctuary, Melissa Won’t! Could She Generate Vote?

by Joe Shaheeli Has Donald Trump energized some of the American population by claiming illegal aliens are more prone to criminal acts than the aliens here legally? He’s especially targeted cities which have declared themselves to be “sanctuaries”, which means they will not detain illegal immigrants convicted of a violent crime and turn them over […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 191st Dist. Will Have 3-Way Fight

by Joe Shaheeli Knowing 600 signatures on her nominating petitions as an independent seeking to be placed on the ballot on the 191st Legislative Dist. had been challenged, Tracey Gordon quickly realized she was playing in the major leagues. She was handicapped with no backup legal support. Neither the endorsed Democratic candidate Donna McClinton nor […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Inkie Prejudiced Toward Kenney?

by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia Republican City Committee called on the Philadelphia Inquirer to “give the same free advertising to Melissa Murray Bailey and her internship program they gave to Jim Kenney.”   That’s the charge from Republican City Committee Exec. Dir. Joe DeFelice, Esq., who said a news article written by Chris Hepp “read more […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Sabatina Sworn In For 5th Senate Seat

State Sen. John P. Sabatina, Jr. (D-Northeast) dropped the “elect” after his title when he was sworn into the 5th Dist. Senate Seat Tuesday in a ceremony on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate. Sabatina was elected to lead the 5th Senatorial Dist. in a May 19 special election. “It’s been an honor to represent […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Presidential Candidates Coming Here

by Joe Shaheeli Want to see the potential 2016 Republican nominee for President without leaving the City of Brotherly Love? Soon you can! The 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference will be taking place Jun. 18-20 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Considered the premier political event of the year, the Conference will feature a who’s […]

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Pols On The Street: Brady’s Team Does It Again!

by Joe Shaheeli No matter what was predicted by the main media, television pundits, especially self-proclaimed experts and political consultants, the Philadelphia Democratic Executive Committee, under the leadership of its longest-reigning chairman Congressman Bob Brady, wiped out most of the high-spending independent candidates who challenged its endorsed ticket. According to primary results the members of […]

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Pols On The Street: What A Well Oiled Machine!

 by Joe Shaheeli It was obvious as the returns rolled in Tuesday night, money talks, and it did so loudly drowning out the voices of those who thought they were in a campaign. Rolling in clover were Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney and Councilmen at Large-Elect Allan Domb, Derek Green, Bill Greenlee and Councilwomen at Large-Elect Blondell […]

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Pols On The Street: Will Polling, TV Ads Beat Ground Game In Philadelphia Primary Races?

by Joe Shaheeli Old friend John Zogby, a master conductor of international and national polls, reporting on races and trends, informed us the British Polling Council has convened an all-out investigation on how and why the polls failed so miserably to predict the actual outcome of their 2015 election. He reminds us, “Election polling has […]

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Pols On The Street: Voters Making Up Minds in Philly

by Joe Shaheeli The race for Mayor of this City, no matter the polls, is in a dead heat, the winner being who can deliver the best “get out the vote” organization on primary day May 19. A poll commissioned by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees supports our contention this is […]

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