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The Case for Lynne Abraham

(Editor’s note: This week on Citified we’re featuring op-eds from supporters of the mayoral candidates. Monday, Ken Trujillo endorsed Jim Kenney. Tuesday, Ajay Raju made the […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Mayoral Election Guide

The election is on Tuesday, May 19. That’s really soon! And maybe you haven’t followed the mayoral race all that closely. That’s OK. You’re busy. […]

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Jim Kenney Has Huge Lead in Mayor’s Race

Well, that was pretty much what we expected. Only more so. The first independent poll this season found that former City Councilman Jim Kenney is leading the […]

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The Brief: Philly’s Strict Campaign Finance Rules Are a Success! Sort Of …

1. Philly’s Campaign Finance Reform, Against All Odds, Is Still Kind of Working The gist: Look, it’s true: Super PACs, which can spend unlimited amounts of money […]

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This One Super PAC Raised More Than All the Mayoral Candidates Combined

The headline for this story would be “Mayoral Candidates Jim Kenney and Tony Williams Neck and Neck in Fundraising” if this were any other year. But this […]

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Will Philly’s Next Mayor Stand Up to Bad Cops?

More than 1,000 people turned out last week for the “Philly Is Baltimore” protest, which organizers hoped would highlight the parallels between the police-involved deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Brandon […]

City Life

The (New) Jim Kenney for Mayor

In many ways, this has been the weirdest of Philadelphia mayoral elections. We mean that not in the sense of weird things happening — honestly, […]

Citified

The Brief: How Would Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Prevent Riots Here?

1. As Baltimore struggles to move on from this weeks’s riots, the mayor’s race turns to the issue of police and community relations. The gist: Yesterday, […]

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Lynne Abraham Now OK with Pantsuits, Pot and Abolishing the Death Penalty

Is Lynne Abraham too stuck in the past to be the mayor of Philadelphia today? It’s a question that has dogged Abraham, who served as the city’s district attorney from 1991 […]

City Life

Lynne Abraham’s Startling Admission Should Disqualify Her

So, Lynne Abraham essentially disqualified herself in the mayor’s race last week. She did so in such matter-of-fact, low-key fashion that I’m not sure that Philadelphians […]

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Lynne Abraham’s Last Best Hope

(Editors note: Join Philadelphia magazine at 6 p.m. tonight for a Q&A with Lynne Abraham at Pipeline Philly. The free event features complimentary food, drinks and tough […]

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Tonight, Join Us for a Live Interview with Lynne Abraham

Tonight at 6 p.m., Citified is sitting down with mayoral candidate and former District Attorney Lynne Abraham for what promises to be an in-depth, lively interview.

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The Brief: Jim Kenney is the Mayoral Race’s New Frontrunner

1. Jim Kenney Takes the Lead in the Mayor’s Race, Two Polls Show The Gist: For the first time this year, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has […]

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New Poll Shows Virtual Three-Way Tie in Mayor’s Race

Talk to some political insiders, and they’ll tell you that state Sen. Anthony Williams has this mayoral election in the bag. He is the only […]

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The Candidate Conversations Series: Meet Lynne Abraham, Philly’s Most Viable Female Mayoral Candidate Ever

Today, at least 245 cities are led by female mayors. Philadelphia is not one of them. In fact, Philadelphia’s City Hall has never had a […]