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POLS ON THE STREET: Record Millions Heaped on Pa. Elections

by Joe Shaheeli It’s scandalous and outrageous and downright stupid and it only turns off voters when they find out how expensive has become the Pennsylvania’s US Senate race has become. The flood of spending from candidates and outside groups has set a record in the contest between Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Judges of Election Caught up In Court Tangles

by Joe Shaheeli Left without a voice in their own business are Democratic elected judges of election. And there are more than 1,000 of them. For years they’ve had to hold curbside elections prior to opening their polling places on election morning. Needed to be filled were the election board posts of minority inspector and […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Understands Value of Philly Voter Turnout

by Joe Shaheeli Pennsylvania labor leaders know there may be a problem getting out all the Democrats necessary to tilt this state into Hillary Clinton’s win column. They made their concern known with massive workers’ rallies around the state last weekend, especially in this city. Knocking at doors around the city were well-known Philadelphia labor […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Do Poll-Watchers Matter?

by Joe Shaheeli We yawn every time we see Democrats knee-jerking to Republican efforts to allow poll watchers to serve outside of their home counties. Such a bill is now wending its way through the General Assembly. To minority parties, it makes sense. To majority parties, they see it as another scary character at Halloween […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Presidential Tussle Reaching City’s Streets

by Joe Shaheeli By coincidence, the two major presidential campaigns have picked this Saturday, Oct. 8, to launch their registration campaigns with fanfare on the streets of this city. The unusual factor is the Republican Party has announced launches at several sites, something not done in an eon of presidential campaigns. Though the campaign underway […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: We Can’t Stop Illegals From Registering To Vote

by Joe Shaheeli It may not mean much in a city such as ours where Democrats out register Republicans seven to one. But it could have serious consequences in one or more of our 26 state legislative districts, illegal aliens voting could spell the difference. A check with local registration officials indicates there is almost […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 197th Why State Rep. Leslie Acosta Need Not Resign

by Joe Shaheeli Despite the fact Democratic Party Chairman and Congressman Bob Brady asked State Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-N. Phila.) to resign her 197th Legislative Dist. seat, and the headlines have indicated she pled guilty to federal felony charges this year, the besieged legislator need not resign. Her term ends this December; that’s when she […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: In Politics, Never Make a Claim You Can’t Back Up!

by Joe Shaheeli Long-surviving elected office-holders know: Never make a claim you can’t back up. That’s truer even today when those running for office make the mistake of doing so in their television ads. That seems to have happened to Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania 8th Dist. congressional seat. State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) has […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Why Is Trump Spending Time in Philadelphia?

by Joe Shaheeli Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump must know Philadelphia has been a wasteland for GOP presidential candidates for over 60 years now. More so, especially since Congressman Bob Brady took over the reins as chairman of the city’s Democratic Party. Party registrations favor Democrats a bit over 7 to 1. So why is […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Is McGinty’s Ad Doing Her In?

by Joe Shaheeli An axiom in Politics is not to, never to, ever consider mentioning your opponent on radio commercials, in newspaper ads and, worst of all, in television commercials. Breaking the rule on a regular basis is Democratic “break the glass ceiling for women” US Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Watch her ad blasting US […]

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