Tom Corbett just won reelection.
No. This is not an embargoed, just-in-case story for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.
Nor is this a Republican’s wet dream.
Hypocrisy of the highest order.
That’s exactly what I found with Matt Wolfe – the GOP candidate in tomorrow’s special election for City Council.
You may not know who Scott Migli is, but you should.
And you will – very shortly.
Migli is arguably one of the most important voices of reason when it comes to this year’s governor’s race in Pennsylvania.
Mainstream media bias is alive and well.
While it’s not surprising that a far left publication like Mother Jones would go there, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media to make front page news revealing that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a Republican.
The horrors! Those evil, racist Republicans.
License and Inspections has turned The City of Brotherly Love into Shakedown Street.
“Maybe you had too much too fast. Or just over played your part,” lyricists Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter tell us.
An amazing first in Philadelphia politics will be occurring tonight at the United Republican Club in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.
The Republican City Committee has decided to open up its citywide ward meeting to all Philadelphians, Chairman John Taylor told me via telephone this afternoon. The meeting will primarily address the selection of a candidate for the City Council At-Large seat made available by Democratic Councilman Bill Green's resignation. Green was confirmed last month as Gov. Tom Corbett’s appointee to become the chairman of the School Reform Commission.
While the floor will be open to nominations, it’s widely expected that West Philadelphia ward leader Matthew Wolfe will be nominated as the GOP’s special election candidate.
In a private message sent to me this afternoon that Wolfe gave me permission to publish, Wolfe said, “The Republican City Committee meeting tonight is open to the public, including press. Since John Taylor became the Chairman, he has run a much more open organization, frankly discussing both our strengths and weaknesses. We are looking to engage Republicans in the process and use an energized party to challenge the Democrats who have run this city into poverty for several generations. A strong Republican Party is essential to a strong city.”
The Pennsylvania Department of State has released a list of candidates who turned in nomination petitions for offices ranging from party committee to governor. The list - which contains contact information for the candidates as well as updated developments on their campaign statuses (withdrawals, nomination challenges, ballot order) - can be accessed here.
A special FREE feature that will interest election attorneys and others working on petition challenges: the actual nomination petitions can be downloaded easily at that site.The list does not include candidates running for committeeperson in Philadelphia. That list will be forthcoming here, according to the Officer of the Philadelphia City Commissioners.
They say truth is stranger than fiction.
Well, in what can only be described as a bizarre development – even for Philadelphia politics – former 2011 Philly GOP mayoral nominee Karen Brown is now a former Republican, as well.