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POLS ON THE STREET: Mayor Nutter Boosts Jordan; Philadelphian Comes Home For Support

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by RORY McGLASSON There’s a Philadelphian in a statewide Republican race in next Tuesday’s primary election. A South Philadelphian, to be precise. Frank Pinto even ran for State Representative in the 183rd Dist. in 1975 – losing to the legendary Jim Tayoun. Two years later, Pinto moved to Harrisburg, where he forged a new career […]

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IN AN UNUSUAL twist, two candidates for same seat in State House, in same election, endorsed each other!  Each is seeking to fill vacant 186th House Dist. position formerly occupied by now-Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. But Harold James, left, who held that post before Johnson knocked him out four years ago, is only running in Apr. […]

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Not much has been made of campaign consultants’ performances in this city over the years, but recent reports of some being sentenced for unethical shenanigans here and around the nation may soon end that. Candidates, old and new, might soon be demanding to see, from those who seek to be their campaign consultants, not only […]

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Kathleen Kane has the money to wage an effective campaign against former Congressman Patrick Murphy for the Democrat nomination for State Attorney General, a seat never held by a Democrat since it was voted into inception in the ’80s. She even has the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton. But Murphy got the backing of […]

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The Green Party of Philadelphia has scheduled a presidential caucus for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 26, at the Buzz Café, 1800 North Howard Street. Every voter who is a registered Green Party member in Pennsylvania is invited to participate in the Green Party presidential caucus. They have two from which to choose: Actress Roseanne […]

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Brian Sims, an advocate in the City’s gay community, has been endorsed by the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club and Equality Pennsylvania and has issued the following statement. He said, “These endorsements, coupled with one from the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, means I have the full support of the city, state and the […]

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The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, the tri-state (Del.-N.J.-Pa.) regional group, announced its Board of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Republican Tom Smith of Western Pennsylvania for the US Senate seat currently held by Bob Casey (D-Pa.). “Defeating Bob Casey is a major priority for our PAC,” said PAC President Don Adams. “Among the […]

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The Pentecostal Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity endorsed Sam Rohrer, US senatorial Republican candidate, and a full slate in the primary at its annual Prayer Breakfast attended by 164 members of the Clergy. Bishop Leonard C.Goins, executive director and founder of the Pentecostal Clergy group, described candidate Rohrer as a “man of God.” Bishop Goins […]

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It has to hurt for those would-be candidates who have found their nominating petitions for State Senate or State House petitions thrown out because of successful challenges to their petitions based on the fact they did not live in the district. Must be hundreds out there around the state. Now that’s all ended! For those […]

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“Take two pretzels,” a campaign volunteer of Edward Neilson told a supporter. “And don’t forget to vote twice for Ed Neilson.” Mummers, pretzels, roast-beef hoagies and water ice were some of the Philly-style treats ward leaders, elected officials and others enjoyed at Neilson’s campaign office opening at 3356 Grant Avenue. It was obvious Neilson’s opening […]

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