Mayor's Race 2015

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Only 24% of Eligible Philadelphians Voted for Mayor — Which Is Not That Bad, Comparatively

A new report found that only 24 percent of eligible Philadelphians voted for mayor in the most recent election. This sounds depressing, until you compare […]

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Candidate Sues Media for Excluding Him From Mayoral Debates

Jim Foster wants to put the media on trial. The Germantown resident is the publisher of a newspaper of his own, the Independent Voice. In […]

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Philadelphia Voter Turnout Was Bad, But It Could Have Been Worse

We all know voter turnout in Philadelphia has been bad — like historically bad. The 27 percent of voters who turned out in a competitive […]

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Jim Kenney: I’ll Keep Riding the Subway As Mayor

Jim Kenney, a South Philadelphia native who vowed to expand pre-K on the campaign trail, held his first press conference as mayor-elect in a public elementary school at […]

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Jim Kenney Elected Mayor — Now What?

(Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates.) Jim Kenney — the firefighter’s son, former Vince Fumo-protege and the surprising champion of an […]

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The No-Bullshit Philadelphia Election Guide

Click to read more stories from this week’s Philadelphia Sunday. Not a subscriber? Sign up for free! It was over before it started. That’s what a […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About the Last Mayoral Debate

Can you believe Election Day is just a week-and-a-half from today? The final debate between Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey was recorded […]

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Who Will Replace the Irreplaceable Charles Ramsey?

How do you replace someone like Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey? The man is far and away the most popular public official in Philadelphia, an exceptionally gifted communicator, […]

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5 Takeaways From Monday’s Mayoral Debate

It’s hard to tell most days, but Philadelphia’s mayoral election is just around the corner. On Monday night, Democrat Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey duked […]

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Insider: Tired of Philly Politics As Usual? Quit Complaining and Run For Office

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  During the past few years, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the months following municipal […]

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Jim Kenney Was Once a Client of Missing Political Consultant

A political consultant with close ties to Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is apparently missing after the FBI searched Allentown’s City Hall earlier this month. Michael Fleck was the campaign manager for […]

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Job-Seekers Already Hounding Kenney

They say that to the victor goes the spoils. Jim Kenney hasn’t technically won anything yet, but the Democratic nominee for mayor is already hearing […]

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Jim Kenney Would Hire a New Boss for L&I

No matter what the outcome of the mayoral race this fall, it looks like Philadelphia will be getting a new Licenses & Inspections chief in 2016. At about […]

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The Jim Kenney Forecast: Cloudy, With a Chance of Greatness

When Jim Kenney took the stage to accept the Democratic nomination for mayor about two hours after polls closed on May 19th, he was cheered […]

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Did Philly’s Biggest Dark Money Group Break the Law?

1. The dark money outfit Philadelphia 3.0 may have violated city law — and been a flop. The gist: A new, intriguing organization sprung up this year that was aimed […]