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Four Major Takeaways From the Philadelphia Democratic Primary

The Philadelphia Democratic primary election resulted in a big win for progressive candidates. District Attorney Larry Krasner’s landslide victory over former prosecutor Carlos Vega was […]

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City Life

Nearly 3/4 of All Contributions to Larry Krasner This Year Came from Outside Philly

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner sure does have a lot of friends — or at least supporters — in faraway places. With polls set to […]

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City Life

Not Enthusiastic About Voting for Either Larry Krasner or Carlos Vega? You’re Not Alone.

With less than two weeks to go before the Democratic primary, I cut the suspense in my household by casting my mail-in vote. Voting for […]

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City Life

Chuck Peruto Says He’s Officially Running for District Attorney

It was close to a year ago when high-profile criminal defense attorney Chuck Peruto first told us he was considering a run for Philadelphia district […]

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City Life

Poor Gritty Only Got One Vote for President in Philly

Now that all of Donald Trump’s fraud claims regarding the Philadelphia election results have been debunked and Pennsylvania’s results have been certified, we can start […]

City Life

The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election in Philly

Here we go again. When we put together this guide four years ago, we thought the upcoming election would be the most consequential of our […]

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City Life

Here Are All the Philly Write-In Votes From the November Election

Philadelphia’s new voting machines may have some issues (if you haven’t read this alarming New York Times story about what happened in Northampton County on […]

City Life

Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

At the polls on Tuesday, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for mayor, City Council seats, city commissioner and more. Mayor Jim Kenney is up for reelection, facing […]

City Life

I’m a Democratic Ward Leader. Here’s Why I’m Voting for Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke.

I have served as the elected Democratic leader of the 2nd Ward, in South Philadelphia, since June 2018. I got involved in local politics because […]

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City Life

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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City Life

Philly Has Never Elected a Woman as Sheriff. These Candidates Want to Change That.

The momentum that ushered in America’s unprecedented wave of women office-holders will be put to the test in the May primary — and not just […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]