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Archive: April, 2013

POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:52 PM
Dana Spain

Editor's note: Dana Spain is currently a registered Democrat, but says if she runs she will do so as a Republican.

Hold your horses! While all the talk’s been about which Democrat will be the next mayor of Philadelphia, there’s something brewing in the previously pulseless, but now rejuvenated local GOP - including the possible candidacy of a surprising dark horse.

In the party’s worst-kept secret, the power brokers from the divided factions in the city’s Republican Party have been quietly meeting over the past few months, and there are signs that the party may be ending its civil war and rallying behind a new leadership team as early as this week. This would be welcome news for party activists that have spent more time fighting each other than defeating Democrats.

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