Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Primary Day -- Yes, it's still happening

Good morning Philadelphia. It's Primary Election time!

Primary Day -- Yes, it's still happening

Good morning Philadelphia. It's Primary Election time!

Yes, we know today's election is lacking in drama and excitement, but we are a politics blog, so we're trying to make the best of it. Still, we think our colleague John Baer summed up today's landscape pretty well in his Monday column:

Once Rick disengaged, the body politic sagged, shrugged and surrendered.

Yes, Rick, Mitt, Newt and Ron Paul — three with Pennsylvania ties — all are on the ballot. But, come on, it’s over for the GOP. And, for Democrats, the president’s unopposed so the energy of ’08 is but a distant memory.

This means no statewide interest, low voter turnout and zero animation in all but a couple of races.

Even if voters are angry and vengeful over gas prices, stupid legislators or a still-stunted economy, they must feel primary voting just won’t change a thing.

For the full column click here. And despite the low interest, we'll still be liveblogging from the Famous Fourth Street Deli today, so tune in later on for all the gossip.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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