Mayoral Race

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PHOTOS: Jim Kenney on Philadelphia’s Inauguration Day

Jim Kenney was sworn in as Philadelphia’s new mayor this morning. Holly Otterbein has analysis of Kenney’s first speech as mayor, and Joel Mathis has […]

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Follow Live: The Jim Kenney Inauguration

Philadelphia swears in its new mayor, Jim Kenney, today, and Citified is on the scene. Follow along for live updates. Tweets from https://twitter.com/phillymag/lists/citified

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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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The Election’s Biggest Winners & Losers

Tuesday’s election was a weird mix of pre-ordained results, huge upsets and one photo-finish. It was, in the main, a very good night for Democrats. […]

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Dougherty, Dems Win Supreme Court Race

With two-thirds of districts reporting Tuesday night, it appeared that the three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would each be captured by Democrats. […]

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Meet Mayor Kenney’s Inner Circle

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney won’t be sworn-in until January 4th, but he’s already made some crucial decisions that could make or break his administration’s first year. […]

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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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Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Vote Today

Today is Election Day, and it’s reeeaaally important, despite what you may have been told. By casting a ballot, you could help determine the makeup […]

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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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The Three Philadelphia Ballot Questions Voters Will See Tuesday, in Plain English

Philadelphia voters will be asked three ballot questions in Tuesday’s primary election, but they’ll be awfully difficult to understand if you’re seeing them for the […]

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Is Ed Rendell Trolling Philly’s Democratic Machine?

Former Gov. Ed Rendell is up to something. He’s one of the most popular Democrats in the city, and yet he keeps throwing his weight behind candidates […]

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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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5 Takeaways from Tuesday’s Mayoral Debate

Philadelphia will pick its mayor in 34 days. On Tuesday night, the five mayoral candidates (Democrat Jim Kenney, Republican Melissa Murray Bailey, Independent Jim Foster, Independent Boris Kindij […]