City Elections

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Internal Poll Shows City Controller Race Is Closer Than You Might Think

A poll conducted on behalf of Rebecca Rhynhart shows incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz ahead by three points. 

City Life

Report: Philly Sees Drop in Election Board Candidates

There are many ways to get involved in the age of President Donald Trump. One option – a crucial one – would be to run for […]

City Life

Philly Lawmakers Weren’t Up for Reelection in 2016, but They Raised $2M

Philadelphia City Council members aren’t up for reelection until 2019, but they raised almost $2 million combined last year, according a report by City & State. […]

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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 […]

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Independent Council Candidate Andrew Stober Endorsed by Nutter and Rendell

Independent at-large City Council candidate Andrew Stober’s unprecedented campaign got a big — if expected – boost today, in the form of endorsements from Mayor Michael […]

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The One Race to Watch in November’s Philly Election

Most of the municipal races this year are like the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons: fun to watch, but we all know how they’re […]