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The Brief: Tony Williams Dodges a Bullet

1. Anthony Williams Scores an Endorsement from the Black Clergy, But Just Barely The Gist: State Sen. Anthony Williams will officially accept the endorsement from the Black Clergy of […]

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Why Didn’t Lynne Abraham Prosecute a Cop Who Shot a 20-Year-Old in the Back?

Before Michael Brown and Eric Garner were household names, an off-duty police sergeant shot Lawrence Allen in the back in Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 2008. […]

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Here’s Why (Insert Your Favorite Candidate’s Name) Will Win the Mayor’s Race

There are just 29 days remaining before Philadelphians choose the city’s next mayor. It doesn’t feel that way; not given how low voter interest appears to […]

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How Philadelphia’s Fuzzy Racial Math Could Tip the Mayoral Election

Eight months into Michael Nutter’s first year as mayor, the New York Times Magazine published an 8,200-word story headlined “Is Obama the End of Black Politics?” […]

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Is Sexism Hurting Lynne Abraham?

When mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham collapsed this month on live television, the Daily News asked, “Is this the end for Lynne Abraham?” The Inquirer wrote that her fainting spell was “a serious […]

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Lynne Abraham: Down But Hardly Out

Last week, Lynne Abraham collapsed on live television. It was perhaps the single worst thing that could happen to a 74-year-old candidate who is often called […]

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The Brief: Lynne Abraham’s Racially Loaded Remarks From 25 Years Ago Are Back in the News

1. An Old Philly Mag Quote Comes Back to Haunt Lynne Abraham The Gist: Al Dia went into the archives and unearthed a politically problematic […]

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The Brief: Lynne Abraham Really Is Staying in the Mayor’s Race

1. Lynne Abraham had a packed schedule of campaign events on Wednesday. The gist: After fainting on live television Tuesday night, the former district attorney got back to campaigning […]

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How Lynne Abraham’s Collapse Changes the Mayor’s Race

Less than 10 minutes into the first televised debate of the 2015 mayoral race, Lynne Abraham crumpled to the floor of the stage at the […]

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Lynne Abraham Collapses at First Televised Mayoral Debate

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham collapsed Tuesday night about 10 minutes into the first televised mayoral debate of the season.

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Tonight: Drink Away Your Fears About Philly’s Future with Citified’s Mayoral Debate Drinking Game

The first televised mayoral debate of 2015 airs tonight at 7 p.m. on NBC10. This matters for a whole lot of grown-up reasons. It’s also an excuse […]

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Jim Kenney’s Big Move to Win Black Support

On Monday, former City Councilman Jim Kenney landed what could turn out to be the most critical endorsement in the Philadelphia mayor’s race: Council members […]

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The Brief: Carpenters Tell Democrats to Steer Clear of Convention Center

1. The Philadelphia carpenters union is asking Democrats to stay away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the party’s national convention here next year. The gist: Last year, four labor […]

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The Brief: Anthony Williams Backed Stand-Your-Ground Bill

1. Anthony Williams has voted for stand-your-ground legislation. The gist: In 2011, Republicans sponsored a bill that “essentially gave gun owners the right to shoot an attacker—without first attempting […]

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Here’s Why Jim Kenney, Not Lynne Abraham, Got the NOW Endorsement

Since it was incorporated in 1971, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women has never endorsed a mayoral candidate. Until this week. Philly […]