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For Philly City Council, Incumbency Doesn’t Mean What It Used To

Earlier this year, City Councilman Allan Domb proposed a bill to stamp a 12-year cap on his and his colleagues’ time in office. Term limits […]

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Allan Domb Wants City Council Term Limits. His Colleagues Aren’t Fans.

Philadelphia City Council member Allan Domb wants fresher ideas — and colleagues. Domb introduced a bill this week to cap City Council members’ time in office to three […]

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Asa Khalif Says He’s Running for City Council

Most people who have run for City Council in Philadelphia have never put a Ku Klux Klan hood on the head of the Frank Rizzo […]

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This Pizza-Giving, MAGA-Protesting Bike Messenger Says He’s Running for City Council

Back in May, I interviewed memorable Philadelphia bike messenger, protester, and pizza giveaway king Joe Cox for Biz Philly. We talked about his omnipresent dogs, […]

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In Philly, Independents and Third-Party Voters Now Outnumber Republicans

For apparently the first time in Philadelphia’s history, there are more registered independents and third-party voters in the city than Republicans. That’s according to the City […]

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How To Win Elections Without the Democratic Machine

(Editor’s Note: This is an op-ed from Andrew Stober, an independent candidate in the 2015 general election.) This year, I ran for City Council at-large as […]

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The GOP City Council At-Large Race Is Too Close To Call

The most fascinating race in Philadelphia’s municipal election is too close to call. With almost 98 percent of voting precincts posting their results, Republican Councilman David Oh and GOP challenger Al […]

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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 Challengers: For Al Taubenberger, Elected Office Is a Lifelong Dream

This week, Citified is featuring Q&As with leading at-large City Council challengers running for the two slots reserved for minority parties and independents. Will this be the […]

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A Bad Night for Dennis O’Brien at No-Holds Barred Debate

So that’s why incumbents and heavy favorites prefer debates with lots of rules and regulations. Tuesday evening, the Philadelphia Citizen and the Committee of 70 hosted an […]

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The Challengers: Terry Tracy Wants Repurposed Food Trucks To Bring City Hall Services To You

This week, Citified is featuring Q&As with leading at-large City Council candidates running for the two slots reserved for minority parties and independents. Terry Tracy might be […]

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Does “Bullet Voting” Really Work?

If you want to shake up City Council, many political insiders will tell you to vote for one at-large candidate and one at-large candidate only. This […]

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Insider: Why the Teacher’s Union Didn’t Endorse the Teacher Candidate

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Maybe you’re having a rough fall. At least you’re not Chris Christie. Voters don’t like […]

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The Challengers: Indy Andrew Stober Isn’t Raging Against the Machine, He’s End-Running It

This week, Citified is featuring Q&As with leading at-large City Council candidates running for the two slots reserved for minority parties and independents. Andrew Stober is an […]

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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 […]