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Philly Watch Parties for the Second 2020 Democratic Debates

Last month’s Democratic presidential debates undoubtedly stirred the pot. Support for frontrunner Joe Biden slipped in the polls after Kamala Harris pried into his civil rights track record. Elizabeth Warren starred […]

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Philly Politics Is a Mess. Here’s Why That’s Encouraging.

Of all the takeaways from May’s primary election, perhaps the biggest trend to emerge … is that no trends emerged. Recent elections have had obvious […]

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Thomas and Gilmore Richardson Win in Council Primary, Heralding Arrival of Next Generation

With strong performances in Tuesday’s City Council at-large primary, community advocate Isaiah Thomas, 34, and former chief of staff Katherine Gilmore Richardson, 35, are poised […]

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Jamie Gauthier Defeats 27-Year Incumbent Jannie Blackwell in City Council Race

On Tuesday night, Jamie Gauthier, the former executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, won a highly contested Democratic primary for City Council’s District 3 […]

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In a Major Upset, Philly Nominates a Woman for Sheriff for the First Time

For the first time ever — and in a major #MeToo victory — Philly has nominated a woman to head the Sheriff’s Office. Rochelle Bilal, a […]

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Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Get ready for four more years of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philly. Unofficial primary election results are in — and Kenney won the Democratic nomination for mayor in […]

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Here Are the Philly Primary Election Problems You Should Most Definitely Report

It’s finally here: the 2019 Philadelphia Primary election. And along with the billions of City Council candidates come billions of complaints about what goes down […]

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It’s Primary Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

Odd-year elections are often the middle children of American democracy — especially the primaries. Four years ago, the turnout in this same election was an abysmal […]

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Do You Know Why You’re Voting on Four Ballot Questions This Year?

When you step into the ballot box for Tuesday’s primary election, you will face a number of decisions, from whom to nominate for mayor to whom you’ll select […]

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Why We Desperately Need to Reform Judicial Elections in Pennsylvania

It’s difficult to imagine a more important role in our community than that of a judge. Judges, especially trial judges, make decisions that shape the […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]

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Looks Like We’ll Be Seeing a Lot of Joe Biden in Philly

There’s a lot of excitement building in Philadelphia over Joe Biden. This Saturday, the former vice president of the United States is appearing at a […]

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What I Learned at the Mayoral Debate From Philly’s “Super Voters”: Older Black Women

If you ask any political strategist to identify the most sought-after voting bloc within Democratic party at large right now, they will tell you older Black women […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]