Home » Archives by category » Latest News » Pols on the Street (Page 2)
POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia State House District Races Upstage Bigger Contests!

by Joe Shaheeli No matter how you cut it, there is nothing as exciting as a hotly contested legislative-district race. That’s when our highly touted and well-televised presidential candidates fade into the background. Many voters in Philadelphia will be surprised when they go to the polls Apr. 26 to find more than the average one […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Dems Drop Cohen In 202nd State House Race

by Joe Shaheeli The cement blend of Democratic Party endorsements and 42 years of service as the state representative from the 202nd Legislative Dist. is now crumbling under State Rep. Mark Cohen’s (D-Northeast) seat. The bulk of the ward leaders in that district have endorsed his opponent. Jared Solomon, who is again challenging 42-year incumbent […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Progressive Group Backs Chaka Fattah

by Joe Shaheeli Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) has been digging through his district picking up support in some areas and losing some in others. In what would have been a win-win situation for him in the 36th Ward, he was told by a long-time committeewoman, “Where have you been for the past 20 years?” His […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Phila. High Schoolers Love Sanders, Trump

Consider it official! If young people come out in big numbers in the Apr. 26 primary election, the winners will be Bernie Sanders as Democratic presidential candidate and Donald Trump as the Republican candidate. That’s what the results of mock elections have been predicting since the City Commissioners, under the initiative of Commissioner Lisa Deeley, […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: 192nd Is Hotter Of Two March Special Elections In Philly

by Joe Shaheeli Two special elections will take place to fill legislative vacancies in Philadelphia this coming Tuesday, Mar. 15. One is the 192nd in the Overbrook and Wynnefield sections of West Philly and the 200th in the Chestnut Hill and Oak Lane sections of Northwest Philly. Three wards contribute to the 192nd: the 4th, […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Caucus Vote Favors Fattah, LDC Endorses Evans

by Joe Shaheeli Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) is confident of two things: Beating back challengers to his 2nd Congressional Dist. seat; and winning acquittal from charges lodged by the US Attorney’s district office against him. Last Friday, he felt confident about holding on to his congressional seat when the caucus of ward leaders in his […]

Share
Continue reading …
Pols On The Street: Chaka Vows To Run

by Joe Shaheeli “I’m running, period. No possibility of any other decision. I’m all in,” stated 2nd Dist. Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) in his response to our Philadelphia Public Record article last week stating he could be considering withdrawing from Democratic Apr. 26 primary. He also pointed out his campaign had filed 3,219 signatures and […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Will Chaka Opt Out Of 2nd District Race?

by Joe Shaheeli Ward endorsements are key to every race, with the 2nd Congressional Dist. entering that arena. That is because long-time incumbent Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) is defending himself, not only on the political front, but against criminal charges posted against him by the Feds. Growing chronicles of this additional headache have been covered […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah Facing Strong Foes

by Joe Shaheeli To those in the know, politics remains local – maybe not so much to the average voter who gets his political knowledge from television tidbits, but to the rank and file and leadership of both parties in this city and state. That’s why now elbowing the political machinations of the national presidential […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Voters Sour On Pa. Government

by Joe Shaheeli If Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf were pitted against the Republican-controlled General Assembly in a two-way race right now, Wolf would win by a landslide. So says a Franklin & Marshall College Poll conducted Jan. 18-23. “The January Poll shows more registered voters continue to hold the State legislature (52%) than the Governor […]

Share
Continue reading …