John Fetterman follows Clout's rule on political pugilism: Always punch up. He launched his campaign for lieutenant governor this week, targeting President Trump, not incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III of Philadelphia.
The mayor of Braddock has drawn national media attention for his efforts to revitalize the small town near Pittsburgh and for his 2016 run for the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, he is expected to announce a challenge to Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.
Larry Krasner, a defense attorney known for civil rights cases, will become Philadelphia's 26th district attorney. The Democrat defeated Republican Beth Grossman, a 21-year veteran of the District Attorney's Office.
The Pennsylvania Department of State still will not say how many noncitizens in this country legally are registered to vote, due to a glitch at PennDot centers, where they legally obtained licenses to drive.
It is preparing to ask the Philadelphia Art Commission for permission to move the controversial statue of former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo to a new location.
It was billed as a "get out the vote" breakfast for African American ward leaders in Philadelphia. Then the rumors and recriminations started.
James "Jimmy" Tayoun had been a sportswriter, a restaurateur, an elected official, a federal prison inmate and a newspaper publisher. He died Wednesday morning, apparently of a heart attack outside his South Philly home.
Emilio Vazquez, the Democratic leader of the 43rd Ward, easily won a write-in bid for North Philly's 197th District of the State House, amid complaints from other candidates about illegal electioneering. Now city and state prosecutors have filed charges.
A package of bills pending in Philadelphia City Council would create a system for publicly financed local political campaigns. But that would do nothing to control big-spending Super PACs. So what would really change?
John Fetterman, the populist mayor of Braddock, in Allegheny County, is preparing to challenge Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Stack in the May 2018 primary election. .
Larry Krasner could bring big changes to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office if he wins the Nov. 7 general election. Some people hope that is true. Some people fear it is true.
Three groups will host a class in November on how to run. But for a lesson in how not to run for public office in Philadelphia? You don't have to wait for that.
A look inside the publishing world that produced "best-seller" Desiree Peterkin Bell's new tome. Plus, Minster Rodney Muhammad brings "clarity" to that $25,000 he received from Mayor Kenney.
A state senator from Mount Pocono is pushing an effort to kill Philadelphia's soda tax while critics of the levy gather for a hearing in Harrisburg Tuesday.
There will be no rematch for State Rep. Brian Sims and former Democratic challenger Ben Waxman. But at least Clout got to see what could be their last confrontation. Booze was involved. Naturally.
Beth Grossman left the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in 2015 after 21 years, disgusted with how the agency was being run. Now she's the Republican nominee to be the city's next chief law enforcement officer.
A nonprofit that traffics in voter-fraud claims has lost again in a federal case filed against the Philadelphia city commissioners. Don't expect that to be the end of it. There appears to be no end to voter-fraud conspiracy theories.
This bubbled up in Mayor Kenney's most recent campaign finance report: He has put Minister Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP and a booster of Kenney's soda tax, on his campaign payroll as a consultant.
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