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Daphne Goggins Makes History With Philly GOP Mayoral Endorsement

History was made on Wednesday night when Philadelphia’s Republican party leaders voted to endorse Daphne Goggins in the May 21st GOP mayoral primary, making her […]

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Philly GOP Elects Mike Meehan as Chairman

Several days after former Philly GOP Chairman Joe DeFelice stepped down (likely to pursue a position in President Donald Trump’s administration), the party has elected […]

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Meet Joe DeFelice, Donald Trump’s Hype Man in Philly

It’s been a fantastic year for Joe DeFelice, leader of the Philadelphia GOP. He helped Republican state Rep. Martina White fend off a Barack Obama-endorsed opponent in her Northeast district, […]

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What Philly Republicans Think of Steve Bannon, Trump’s Alt-Right-Hand Man

Sam Katz is a well-known businessman in Philadelphia who ran three unsuccessful campaigns for mayor as a Republican. He came within 8,000 votes of winning in 1999, […]

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Philly GOP Taking Heat for Slow, “Tone-Deaf” Response to Hate Crimes

On the day that Donald Trump was elected president, a vandal spray-painted two swastikas on storefront windows in South Philly. One of the symbols was used […]

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Powerful GOP Machine Suffers a Major Blow in Delco’s Special Election

There was a lot going for Republican Paul Mullen in the special election in Delaware County’s 161st House District. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in the district. The […]

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The Brief: Philly’s GOP Representation in Harrisburg Doubled Overnight, as Martina White Wins Special Election

Republican elected officials are all but extinct in Philadelphia. True, you have State Rep. John Taylor and 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill, but, until yesterday, […]

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Why Philly’s GOP Doesn’t Support Its Own Council Incumbents

Philadelphia’s Republican Party voted last week to not endorse any candidates yet for City Council At-Large in the May 19th primary. Joe DeFelice, executive director of the […]

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Needed: Better Philadelphia Republicans

Chaka Fattah hasn’t been convicted of anything. He hasn’t been charged with anything. And let’s not forget: He hasn’t even been officially named as a […]

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Philadelphia Weekly Tracks Down the City’s 3 Black Republicans

“They’re here. They’re serious. They’d like to talk,” reads PW’s cover story. And one’s registered as a Democrat, another doesn’t like the state’s voter ID […]

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What Do Frat Boys and the Republican Party Have in Common?

On the face of things, it feels just a little too easy to equate today’s Republican Party with a bunch of over-entitled frat boys. Sure, […]

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The Republican Theater Festival Isn’t Just Torture

Back in July, the Philly Post broke the news that the city would host the country’s (the world’s, actually) first ever Republican Theater Festival, presented […]

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Republicans Get Their Own Theater Festival

The call went out on Sunday via the Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia’s community listserv: Forearmed Productions seeks one act plays for the Republican Theater Festival, […]

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Who Speaks for Philadelphia Republicans?

Last month, for the first time in recent memory, the chairman of the Philadelphia GOP issued a press release on a pressing public policy question: […]

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Nobody Trusts a Republican Who Switches to the Democratic Party

It’s the bottom of the ninth, you’re down a run, two outs and a man on second. Should he try to steal? Hell no. A […]