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Check out this item from a story in this week's Public Record. It looks to us like they just lifted it straight from last week's Clout column. We'll check with the editors and see what they have to say.

The Record:

FEATHERMAN NEEDS A G.O.P. FIGHT

You would think John Featherman, the only Republican who has declared a run for Mayor this year, would be psyched that nobody else from his party wants to get into the race.

But Featherman is a political insurgent, part of a group that wants the Republican Party to stop acting like a subsidiary of the Democratic Party. So he could really use a GOP primary challenger to attack.

He worries an uncontested primary will mean little attention from the media and pollsters. He’s right.

Michael Meehan, general counsel for the Republican City Committee, said the search continues for a candidate to endorse.

One Republican ward leader asked us this week if we’d be interested in running for mayor. But he was only kidding. We think.

Meehan told us it is “highly unlikely” the party will back Featherman if no other candidate steps up for the Primary.

The GOP faces a tough challenge. Imagine considering a run for Mayor as a Republican in Philadelphia – where Democrats have a 6-to-1 voter advantage – but first you have to mud-wrestle Featherman in a Primary. That’s like being ordered to shoot yourself in the leg before heading off on a suicide mission.

FROM CLOUT:

Featherman needs GOP fight

You would think that John Featherman, the only Republican who has declared a run for mayor this year, would be psyched that nobody else from his party wants to get into the race.

But Featherman is a political insurgent, part of a group that wants the Republican Party to stop acting like a subsidiary of the Democratic Party.

So he could really use a GOP primary challenger to attack.

He worries that an uncontested primary will mean little attention from the media and pollsters. He's right.

Michael Meehan, general counsel for the Republican City Committee, said that the search continues for a candidate to endorse.

One Republican ward leader asked us this week if we'd be interested in running for mayor. But he was only kidding. We think.

Meehan told us that it is "highly unlikely" that the party will back Featherman if no other candidate steps up for the primary.

The GOP faces a tough challenge. Imagine considering a run for mayor as a Republican in Philadelphia - where Democrats have a 6-to-1 voter advantage - but first you have to mud-wrestle Featherman in a primary.

That's like being ordered to shoot yourself in the leg before heading off on a suicide mission.

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