Campaign Finance

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D.A. Candidate Donates $250,000 to Own Campaign, Triggering “Millionaire’s Provision”

On Monday, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced that Michael Untermeyer, one of five candidates hoping to unseat Seth Williams as district attorney later this […]

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Crowdpac, the Political Kickstarter, Launches Its Killer Feature

There’s no business better at hype than politics; except, of course, the tech industry. So it was probably inevitable that Crowdpac — a Silicon Valley-based political startup […]

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Rand Paul Has a (Very) Rich Friend in Philadelphia

If Kentucky senator Rand Paul somehow makes it all the way to the Oval Office — though the prospects of that are looking a bit slimmer […]

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Exactly How Wasteful Was the Tony Williams Campaign?

The only metric that really matters in an election is the vote count. But it’s interesting to look at which candidates got the most value […]

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Allan Domb Throws Big Bucks Into Council Campaign

When developer and real estate mogul Alan Domb got into the race for an at-large seat on City Council, there were two pressing questions. Question 1: Why? […]

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Unhappy With the Mayoral Options? Next Time, Make a Pledge for Someone Better

For over a year, the unofficial slogan of the 2015 Mayor’s Race has been THESE CANDIDATES SUCK. Nothing’s really changed that. Even as we’ve gotten to […]

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Groundbreaking New Political Data Site Launches in Philly

There’s a brand-new player in the mayor’s race. It could be a gamechanger — not for any candidate in particular, but for all the political nerds who […]

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The Brief: Johnny Doc’s Giant Helping Hand to His Supreme Court Candidate Brother Kevin Dougherty

1. Kevin Dougherty—Johnny Doc’s Brother—Is Amassing a Huge Warchest for His Supreme Court Campaign. Want to Guess Where a Lot of That Money Comes From? […]

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City Ethics Board Faults Tony Williams for Major Campaign Finance Violations

After months of investigation, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics today released a carefully-worded settlement agreement with mayoral candidate Anthony Williams that requires his campaign to […]

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Council Candidates Line Up for a Share of Philadelphia 3.0 Dark Money

Here’s the thing about dark money in politics: a lot of candidates will tell you it’s a malevolent, undemocratic force—but that doesn’t mean they don’t want the […]

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Philadelphia’s Dollar-Store Election

Can anybody spare a dime? Because Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates are broke. In a series of underwhelming filings Monday, the mayoral campaign committees reported raising remarkably […]

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Is New Millennial PAC Just Trolling Council?

Citified reported yesterday that The 5th Square, a new urbanist, progressive political action committee, has squatted on primo URLs for half of City Council. Clicking on […]

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Can Jim Kenney Really Inherit Ken Trujillo’s Campaign Operation?

There’s been some speculation in recent days that Jim Kenney could more or less just take over the well-funded, professionalized campaign operation that Ken Trujillo […]