Recent News

Kenyatta: Feibush is desperate (Yesterday)
The war of words between City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and developer Ori Feibush continues.

Johnson launches TV ad in Second District race (Yesterday)
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s campaign launched its first television ad Friday, a 30-second spot that closes with a pointed punchline: “From here. For here.”

Latino leaders back Kenney, Diaz fires back (2 days ago)
Latino leaders who backed Diaz in January endorsed Jim Kenney Monday. Diaz says it's because he refused to endorse a controversial Latino council candidate.

Liberty City endorses Kenney and slate of council candidates (2 days ago)
The Liberty City Democratic Club endorsed mayoral candidate Jim Kenney in the race for mayor, Friday.

Oliver targets urban, black voters in new TV commercial (2 days ago)
The youngest of the mayoral candidates, Doug Oliver, has been courting the Center City Millennial and young professional voters at the various mayoral forums and debates. But the 40-year-old former city spokesman is launching campaign TV commercials Wednesday and making a sharp turn in his target audience: urban black voters.

Diaz, Quinones-Sanchez rip Kenney over LUPE-gate (2 days ago)
Democratic mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz continues to claim that Jim Kenney won the backing of local Latino leaders only by agreeing to "fund a joint campaign" with controversial City Council candidate Manny Morales.

Mayoral candidates discuss affordable housing plans (2 days ago)
The Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement held a mayoral forum Tuesday morning that asked the candidates about affordable housing, ending homelessness and real estate tax reform.

New poll: Kenney, Williams & Abraham 'locked in a tight 3-way race' for mayor (2 days ago)
A new poll from The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) shows former City Councilman Jim Kenney holding a slim lead over state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and former District Attorney Lynne Abraham in the Democratic primary election for mayor.

On Earth Day, environmentalists endorse Kenney (2 days ago)
Using Earth Day as a backdrop, four environmental groups endorsed former City Councilman James F. Kenney in the mayor’s race.

Commonwealth Court: Singer stays off ballot for city commissioner (2 days ago)

Bass: No developers on Land Bank board (or PRA, PHDC, VPRC) (2 days ago)
Councilwoman Cindy Bass wants to forbid any developer from taking part in the city’s land acquisition and disposition process.

Singer compares her ballot battle to 1965 civil rights violence (3 days ago)
City Commissioner Stephanie Singer this week compared her removal from the May 19 ballot to a seminal event in the struggle for civil rights, the brutal beating of marchers in Selma, Ala. in 1965.

Williams wins Black Clergy, Black Ward Leaders endorsements for mayor (3 days ago)
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams has won two key political endorsements in his bid for mayor, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity and the Black Ward Leaders association.

Black clergy to endorse Williams or Kenney? (4 days ago)
The general body of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia voted to endorse state Sen. Anthony Williams, but its executive committee voted in favor of Jim Kenney.

Ethics Board looks to strengthen city campaign finance laws (4 days ago)
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics is asking City Council and the Nutter administration to require local political candidates and committees to report their campaign finances more frequently than the current mandate.

Another month, another spokesperson (4 days ago)

Rendell backs Steinke for Council (5 days ago)
Former Gov. Ed Rendell made his first major public endorsement this election, announcing his support for City Council hopeful Paul Steinke.

Nutter names 24 to Police Community Oversight Board (4/17/2015)
Mayor Nutter named a panel of 24 to oversee the implementation of recommendations from a U.S. Justice Department report that found that Philadelphia police too often use lethal force.

Nutter and immigration advocates call for implementation of DACA and DAPA (4/17/2015)
Standing in between a group of immigration advocates, Mayor Nutter on Friday said he supported President Obama's executive order providing temporary stay of deportation and a work permit to about 3.7 million immigrants who met certain qualifications.

Commonwealth Court: Milton Street stays on the ballot for mayor (4/17/2015)
T. Milton Street Sr., the former state senator who served time in federal prison for unpaid taxes, will remain on the May 19 Democratic primary election ballot for mayor, according to the state Commonwealth Court.

City Dems split on mayoral endorsement (4/16/2015)
Philadelphia’s Democratic political machine is officially staying out of the mayor’s race. Party boss Bob Brady said the ward leaders were “split down the middle” on who they wanted to endorse for the May 19 primary.

City to hold public forums on Comcast next week (4/16/2015)
The city will host four public forums next week seeking public feedback from Comcast subscribers.

Williams gets his own NW endorsements (4/16/2015)
Two weeks ago, state Rep. Dwight Evans and City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, together with a group of other prominent African American elected officials from Northwest Philadelphia, endorsed Jim Kenney for mayor. Thursday, a group of former African American elected officials from the same corner of the city disavowed that endorsement.

Top U.S. Security chief meets with Nutter (4/15/2015)
The nation’s top security official met with Mayor Nutter, Wednesday to discuss the pope’s visit in September, next summer’s Democratic National Convention… and a little old-time baseball.

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