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Q&A: Marian Tasco Explains Why She’s Quitting Council

A day after Council President Darrell Clarke announced that he won’t be running for mayor, veteran Councilwoman Marian Tasco came out with the huge news that she won’t […]

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Marian Tasco to Retire From Council

[UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.] City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Tuesday issued the following statement on 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco’s announcement that she will […]

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Paul Steinke, Former Reading Terminal Manager, Will Announce City Council Bid

The Philadelphia City Council at-large race is starting to get crowded. Democrat Paul Steinke, who stepped down from his position as general manager of the […]

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Labor Leader Asks Butkovitz to Reconsider Running for Mayor

The head of Philadelphia’s correctional officers union is urging City Controller Alan Butkovitz to reconsider his decision to not run for mayor this year. Lorenzo North, president of Local […]

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“Con Artist” Considers Run for City Council

https://twitter.com/wbender99/status/552852999576764416 Daily News reporter William Bender wasn’t kidding. In an article published today, Bender chronicles the bizarre tale of Lewis Thomas III, who is considering running for Philadelphia’s 5th District Council […]

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Philly’s Coffee Can of Justice

Pennsylvania’s kooky practice of electing its judiciary is proving to be a really stupid idea, and not for the first time. State Supreme Court Justice […]

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396 Challenges Filed Against Nominating Petitions In Philadelphia

You probably thought that there wouldn’t be any major election shenanigans in Philadelphia until 2015, when we’ll be deciding who gets the delightful job of […]

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Pretty Much Every Election Race Turned Out How You Thought It Would

There weren’t many surprises in Tuesday’s election, either here in Philadelphia or among our neighbors in New Jersey.

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Anthony Weiner Is Running for NY Mayor, but His Campaign Logo Features Pittsburgh

Forever “Disgraced” Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner announced this week that he’s running for Mayor of New York (we’ve been waiting for him to say it for […]

City Life

Johnny Doc Doesn’t Think Alan Butkovitz is Sexy

But unlike sexy erstwhile minor-league baseball star player Brett Mandel, Johnny Doc told his supporters in an email blast, Butkovitz deserves your vote. Says Chris […]

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Committee of 70 Makes Worst Argument Ever for Why You Should Vote

There’s an election next Tuesday, and The Committee of 70 wants you to participate. It’s supposed to feature some historically low turnout, on account of […]

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How Your Money is Being Spent: Controller Candidate Releases Cool Graphic on Philly Finances

In the race for the least glamorous of Philly’s high-level municipal posts, things are getting pretty web-savvy. First, embittered ex-city auditor Rafael “Ralph” Kaplan launched […]