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POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Martina White Is Victor In 170th District

POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Martina White Is Victor In 170th District

by Joe Shaheeli In the campaign fiercely waged by both Democrat Sarah Del Ricci and Republican Martina White to take possession of the 170th General Assembly seat and fill the unexpired term of former State Representative Brendon Boyle, veteran political activist attorney Harold Rosenthal, a voter in the district, likened it to a political blitzkrieg. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Splits Over Candidates In Philly Mayor’s Race

by Joe Shaheeli Labor unions have been busy making endorsements, and with them contributions to those they are supporting. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO selected its judicial candidates in a united front. The state’s largest labor organization representing over 800,000 union workers, the state AFL-CIO has endorsed Judges Kevin Dougherty, David Wecht, and Christine Donohue in the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Teamsters’ DC 107 Fuels Tony Williams’ Campaign For Mayor

by Joe Shaheeli Making it official, the state and city’s Teamsters Unions endorsed State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ mayoral bid at the huge imported new-car lot located at Front & Oregon early Monday morning. Standing on the back end of a huge Teamsters Union trailer surrounded by scores of Teamsters Union members, Teamsters Joint Council […]

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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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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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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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Pols On The Street: If Kenney’s Out Of Council, Who Gets In?

by Joe Shaheeli Veteran Councilman at Large Jim Kenney’s sudden, decisive plunge into the Democratic mayoral primary race has raised the stakes for the large and growing flock of at-Large candidates. With only four incumbents left in the race, it is now certain that at least one newcomer will fill his empty chair. This gives […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Kenney’s Farewell Was Classy; Williams, Abraham Lead In Mayoral $$

by Joe Shaheeli Councilman at Large Jim Kenney scored two big hits in the general media, print, radio, and television as he announced he was entering the May 19 Democratic primary for Mayor. It’s the kind of press every candidate wants – but usually finds, after his announcement, he’d have to raise money to get […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Kenney Leaps Into Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

Council President Darrell Clarke’s decision not to run for Mayor, followed by former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo’s surprise decision to withdraw as well, was followed by Councilman at Large Jim Kenney’s expressing interest in the mayoral race.  He made it official Tuesday he is  now in and today in City Council made his last speech […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Leaders, Brady To Host Fattah Breakfast

by Joe Shaheeli Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), ranking member, Committee on House Administration and Committee on Armed Services, together with major labor leaders, will host a Breakfast Reception & Labor Policy conversation with special guest Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) at Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Boulevard at Reed Street, on Thursday,  Jan.  29. The breakfast fundraiser […]

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