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City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts

Voting rights advocate and attorney Kahlil Williams is one of 13 Democrats running in the highly contested two-seat race for city commissioner. We chat with […]

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State Sen. Anthony Williams on Why He’s Running for Mayor

After much speculation, state Sen. Anthony Williams has officially announced his second campaign for mayor of Philadelphia. In an exclusive interview with Philadelphia magazine, Williams […]

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Democrats Who Filed to Run for City Council at Large: 34. Chance of Real Change: 0.

The most politically important Tuesday of the year apart from Election Day has just passed, and I’m pissed. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to […]

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Movita Johnson-Harrell Wins Special Election, Becomes First Muslim Woman State Rep

On Tuesday night, Movita Johnson-Harrell, the former interim supervisor of Victim Services for Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office, won a highly contested special election for the 190th District seat in […]

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This Map Says You’re Probably Being a Jerk to Your Republican Neighbor

One of the ironies of our current political situation is that while the country stretches farther and farther apart ideologically, everyone seems to agree that […]

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Five Questions You Should Ask Candidates Before Signing Their Petitions

Next Tuesday, March 12th, is the final deadline for candidates running in Philadelphia’s May 21st primary election to submit their petition signatures to get on […]

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Jared Solomon on Calling for Bobby Henon’s Resignation: “I Stepped Up”

Last week, state Rep. Jared Solomon, who represents the the 202nd District in the Northeast, surprised many when he called for the resignation of recently […]

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Here’s How Likely These 6 Philly-Area Politicians Are to Run in 2020

As the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies, an unprecedented number of politicians (literally scores) are thought to be considering runs at President Donald Trump. And a […]

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The People Opposing Allan Domb’s Term Limits Bill Are the Best Reason to Pass It

Philadelphians could have a chance to cast the most radical ballot referendum vote in years during the May 21st primary election — if a self-interested City […]

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Omar Woodard on Why He’s Challenging 20-Year Incumbent Darrell Clarke

After years of working in the public sector, North Philly native Omar Woodard has officially announced his bid for City Council. The progressive millennial, who […]

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Activists Threatened, Allegedly Attacked During Protest at Blackwell Campaign Event

A reelection kickoff event on Tuesday night for veteran City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was marred by a series of violent threats and an alleged attack […]

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Daphne Goggins Wins Vote to Retain Historic GOP Mayoral Endorsement

After making history last week as the first black woman ever to receive a mayoral endorsement from the Philadelphia Republican party, Daphne Goggins won an […]

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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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Let’s Hope Kenney’s Renewed Focus on Black Issues Isn’t Just Pandering (Again)

Diversity is the new Black. Over the weekend, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced he was running for reelection in a two-minute video posted on social […]

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Katherine Gilmore Richardson Wants to Become Philly’s Youngest Black Council Member

In mid-January, longtime City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown announced that she would not be seeking re-election. Now, her former chief of staff, Katherine Gilmore Richardson, […]