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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 […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Petition Season Brings Politicians To The People

by Joe Shaheeli Pennsylvania’s political footsoldiers threw themselves into the tough entry-level task facing those who would run for state or national office in the Apr. 26 primary election: circulating nominating petitions to get their candidates on the ballot. This is tedious and often chilly work as well – doubly so this season, as much […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Party, Labor Unity Seen For Street

by Joe Shaheeli It could have been a mini-Democratic Convention, a sight probably never seen before at the venerable Berean Institute Building, 19th & Girard. The occasion was the passage of power, much as was seen when former Councilwoman Marian Tasco announced her retirement and bequeathed her 9th Dist. seat to then-Representative, now Councilwoman Cherelle […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Savage Endorsed To Replace Bishop In W. Philly House Seat

by Joe Shaheeli With two special elections slated for Mar 15, the 192nd and 200th, look for reelection announcements and those from challengers in several others. Lynwood Savage, who for 38 years has served as a committeeman in the 34th Ward, was endorsed last weekend as the Democratic candidate to replace State Rep. Louise Williams […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Mayor-Council Relationship Could Be Boon In Kenney Administration

by Joe Shaheeli Of the many Mayors this city has had, it can be said Mayor Jim Kenney is the one closest to fitting the adage “the round peg for the round hole”. Of all those who preceded him, the closest to fit that description in the past 60 years would have been John Street. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election Expected For 192nd, 200th Dists.

by Joe Shaheeli Mar. 15 is remembered by most of us who attended high school as the “Ides of March”, when Julius Caesar was warned to beware of events on that day. Sure enough, Brutus and fellow senators did him in. So those aspiring to what could be a special election called for the 192nd […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Want To Be A Democratic Convention Delegate?

by Joe Shaheeli Interested in becoming a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July? If so, State Party Chairman Marcel L. Groen has made it a possibility. Potential delegates need be registered Democrats, pledge their support to a specific candidate, and complete a form. For information, contact Corey Pellington at delegate2016@padems.com or […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: His Plate Overfloweth

Johnny (“Doc”) Dougherty, Jr., has informed Party Chairman Congressman Bob Brady he is resigning as leader of the 1st Ward Democrats and is endorsing Tommy Rumbaugh, his ward chairman, for the leadership, doing so at a dinner for close associates and members of the ward. The move comes as a surprise among some of his […]

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Pols On The Street:  Fattah Wins Early Key Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli It might be because State Rep. Dwight Evans (D-N. Phila.) has announced he will run for the 2nd Dist. Congressional seat, or because of the coverage of his upcoming trial, that had Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) chatting on the phone with ward leaders for support even before the general-election dust settled. As […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: An Indication Trump Could Win Pa.

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason has been beating the drum announcing Donald Trump will headline the Pennsylvania GOP’s Annual Commonwealth Club luncheon on Friday, Dec. 11. That’s the first night of the annual Pennsylvania Society Weekend. It’s that time of the year when all ambitious, top-seeded political and labor leaders show up at […]

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