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Lynne Abraham Says “I’m Just Going to Charge and Surge”

Thursday was a little weird for Lynne Abraham. On the one hand, she released an internal poll that claims she has a big lead in the mayoral […]

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The Mayoral Race’s True Frontrunner: Lynne Abraham. Still.

[Updated: at 10:05 a.m. with new detail on racial breakdown of respondents.] Tony Williams has got legions of politicos behind him, much of the party […]

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Suit: Milton Street Can’t Run Because He’s an Independent from New Jersey

Just four days after Milton Street launched his campaign for mayor, a local union leader is trying to eject him from the May 19th primary ballot. A legal challenge filed […]

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The Brief: The 5 Council At-Large Candidates With the Best Signatures Game

A candidate has the opportunity to flex some muscle while collecting signatures for nominating petitions. You only need to gather 1,000 legit signatures to get on […]

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Mayoral Campaign’s First TV Ad Bought by Special Interests

[Editor’s Note: This is a continuing story that will be updated throughout the day.] Today marks a turning point in Philadelphia’s mayoral race: The first TV […]

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The Brief: No Standouts at Green-Themed Mayoral Forum

Six Democrats vying to be mayor of Philadelphia pitched themselves Tuesday night at a forum where sustainability issues such as bike lanes, plastic bag fees and street cleaning […]

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Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Pretty Much Cool With Wolf’s Ouster of Green

[Updated at 6 p.m. to include Lynne Abraham’s comments.] Most of Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral candidates either agree with Gov. Tom Wolf‘s shocking decision this week […]

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The Brief: Who Will the Philly Teachers Union Support for Mayor?

The Democratic candidates for mayor of Philadelphia each tried to make their strongest case Wednesday that the city’s teachers union ought to endorse them. At a meeting held by the Philadelphia Federation […]

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Lynne Abraham Goes Nuclear on Jim Kenney

At Thursday’s mayoral forum, the first of the 2015 election season, Lynne Abraham touched off what might be the first real fight of this campaign when […]

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The Brief: What the Mayoral Candidates Are Saying About Charter Expansion

Today’s the day the Philadelphia School Reform Commission must decide the fate of 39 applications to create new charter schools. It’s not an easy decision, at least politically: Republican […]

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Could Ed Rendell Endorse Long-Shot Candidate Doug Oliver for Mayor?

[Curious about Doug Oliver? Register to attend one of Philly mag’s forthcoming Q&As with the mayoral candidates at this link. On Monday, Feb. 23, Citified’s […]

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Mayoral Candidates Pan $35 Million Offer To Expand Charters

The School Reform Commission has a tough choice to make: Should it accept the Philadelphia School Partnership’s offer of $35 million? In return for the big check, […]

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The Brief: A Mayor’s Race Up In Smoke

With tough-on-crime Lynne Abraham and pot-decriminalizer Jim Kenney both running for mayor, is Philadelphia poised to have a serious debate about the criminal justice system in 2015? God, we hope so. […]

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Philadelphia’s Dollar-Store Election

Can anybody spare a dime? Because Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates are broke. In a series of underwhelming filings Monday, the mayoral campaign committees reported raising remarkably […]

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Lynne Abraham Would Be the Oldest Big City Mayor in Recent U.S. History

Lynne Abraham is 74 years old. Remarkably, she isn’t even the oldest candidate in this historically aged mayoral field. That distinction belongs to Milton Street, who is […]