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POLS ON THE STREET: Black Caucuses Do Well For City

  BY JOE SHAHEELI/ With this issue, the Philadelphia Public Record newspapers mark their annual observance of Black History Month, and point with pride to the fact the 28 African American members holding elected office in the three levels of government, local, state, and federal, from this city have amassed over 300 years of service. […]

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Pols On The Street: Laborers Give McCord A Major Boost

Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord’s campaign to win the Democratic nomination for Governor got a rocket boost this past week from the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity and the Laborers International Union of North America. Hosting the announcement was Laborers District Council Business Mgr. Ryan N. Boyer, who welcomed McCord […]

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  Long-time District Attorney Lynne Abraham never brought errant local politicians to trial. She was a Democrat and most of those coming into view of her scope were Democrats. Lynne did the best thing for her career, forwarding targets to the State Attorney General or the US Attorney’s office. District Attorney Seth Williams has changed […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Some Northeast ward leaders defected last week from State Rep. Brendan Boyle’s (D-Northeast) to Marjorie Margolies in the race for the Democratic nomination for the 13th Congressional Dist. But last night at Morton’s Steakhouse on Walnut Street, over 20 union leaders and at least 10 of the ward leaders in that district […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ As we have been predicting, hopefuls seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 20 primary will find themselves quite similar when voters begin to check their platforms. With poll positions rather frozen – Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and State Treasurer Rob McCord, both from Montgomery Co., holding one and two in popularity – […]

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by Joe Shaheeli In an inauguration address marking the beginning of his third term, City Controller Alan Butkovitz put out the kind of ideas one would expect from a potential mayoral candidate … getting our local educational institutions to spend some of their budgets with city businesses. He told the crowd attending the inauguration of […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Maiale Retiring, After 22 Years As Retirement Czar

Long-time State Employees’ Retirement System Chairman, former State Rep. Nick Maiale, has decided to tender his resignation as chairman at the Jan. 22 board meeting in Harrisburg. Maiale, a Democrat, has chaired the politically appointed SERS board under Republican Gov. Corbett and four previous governors, both Republicans and Democrats, ending 22 years of illustrious service. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: McGeehan, NE Leader, Will Not Seek Reelection In 2014

State Rep. Michael McGeehan (D-Northeast), the longest-serving State Representative of the 173rd Legislative Dist., is delivering a Christmas Gift to potential aspirants – his legislative seat. He will not seek a 13th term next year. McGeehan, Democratic chairman of the House Transportation Committee, was first elected to the House in 1990. He spent 18 years […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Primary Contests Help Dems Or Hurt Them?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Monday, Jan. 6, will witness the swearing-in of City Controller, DA and various judges elected in November officially into office at the Academy of Music, Broad & Locust Streets, at 10 a.m. It also marks the official involvement of Philadelphia Democrats and Republicans in the statewide races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. […]

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      BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Despite the cold and inclement weather some Pennsylvanians have gone through, and the fact Christmas and New Year are just around the corner, the clamor from candidates vying for Governor and Lieutenant Governor grows louder. We must face the fact May 20, the D-Day for the Pennsylvania primary, is […]

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