Candidates Love a Camera

Philly pols share their selfies. Well, "selfies." Not all of them were clear on the concept.

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney with state reps Dwight Evans and Cherelle Parker, May 2, 2015.

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney with state reps Dwight Evans and Cherelle Parker, May 2, 2015.

July’s Philadelphia magazine is The Selfie Issue. Whether you check it out online, or pick up a glossy copy, you’ll be treated to dozens of self-portraits of beautiful, interesting Philadelphians … and a bunch of politicians.

Citified being what it is, we’re here to focus on the latter. Apologies.

But wait, before you go, take a moment to check out Darrell Clarke on the race track (seriously), Sam Katz getting a little handsy with the Pope, Vince Fumo making the absolute most of this image rehab opportunity, and more.

Oh, and if there’s a pol you think should be included who’s not, odds are good we asked them to participate and they declined (it took Mayor Nutter’s press office an impressive four minutes to reject our invitation).

First up, this classic American couple.

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Wait, sorry, wrong pic.

Tom Wolf with wife Frances in Philadelphia, March 20, 2015.

Tom Wolf with wife Frances in Philadelphia, March 20, 2015.

There it is. Next up, Darrell Clarke. It’s not a selfie, we know, but too good to pass up.

Darrell Clarke, City Council president.

Darrell Clarke, City Council president.

 

Former state senator Vince Fumo with his granddaughter Lila Rose, May 9, 2014.

Former state senator Vince Fumo with his granddaughter Lila Rose, May 9, 2014.

 

Beka Rendell of Styled Creative with Ed and Marjorie Rendell.

Beka Rendell of Styled Creative with Ed and Marjorie Rendell.

 

City Council candidate Helen Gym.

City Council candidate Helen Gym.

 

Congressman Bob Brady with great-granddaughter Scarlet.

Congressman Bob Brady with great-granddaughter Scarlet.

 

Politician/documentarian Sam Katz with Pope Francis (okay, a cardboard cutout), April 24, 2015.

Politician/documentarian Sam Katz with Pope Francis (okay, a cardboard cutout), April 24, 2015.

 

Allan Domb, City Council candidate.

Allan Domb, City Council candidate.

 

Blondell Reynolds Brown at home in Wynnefield with daughter Brielle, Christmas Day 2014.

Blondell Reynolds Brown at home in Wynnefield with daughter Brielle, Christmas Day 2014.

 

Businessman Paul Steinke.

Businessman and former Council candidate Paul Steinke.