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It is not news that the current crop of Democratic mayoral candidates is a bit long in the tooth. Heck, half the known field is eligible for Social Security.
If being the candidate of the Democratic establishment counts for anything, Lisa Deeley ought to be a shoo-in for city commissioner.
The vice president, in Philly, urged congressional Democrats to talk up the party's economic victories.
Lisa Deeley, a Democrat and a former City Council staffer, had the support of some big names at Famous 4th Street Deli this morning when she announced her candidacy for city commissioner.
City Councilman James Kenney is jumping into the Philadelphia mayor's race, likely within a week. He just won't say that in public for now.
The mayor highlighted his accomplishments, talked of more work ahead, praised predecessors and Council members.
The feds are looking into campaign-related activity of the Pa. state treasurer, who says he's resigning from the job after 6 years.
Kenney, after 23 years on Council, steps down to seek mayor's office.
Jim Kenney and Kevin Dougherty grew up in the same South Philadelphia neighborhood, two kids from the block in Whitman who crafted careers in public service.
Mayor Nutter, with a nod to the candidates running to succeed him, on Thursday laid out for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce a seven-year history of measured accomplishments and continuing challenges.
It is not news that the current crop of Democratic mayoral candidates is a bit long in the tooth. Heck, half the known field is eligible for Social Security.
The vice president, in Philly, urged congressional Democrats to talk up the party's economic victories.
If being the candidate of the Democratic establishment counts for anything, Lisa Deeley ought to be a shoo-in for city commissioner.
Lisa Deeley, a Democrat and a former City Council staffer, had the support of some big names at Famous 4th Street Deli this morning when she announced her candidacy for city commissioner.
Former City Councilman Jim Kenney has a history of bad temper and political feuds, but will that hurt his mayoral campaign?
PhillyClout: Councilman Jim Kenney has already picked up a labor endorsement in the mayoral race, even though he hasn't officially, technically, formally announced his candidacy.
Also: Jamie Apody's Holocaust history and Congressman Brady's restaurant recs.
T. Milton Street Sr., the former state Senator who ran for mayor in 2011 while on supervised release after serving time in federal prison, wants Philadelphia voters to know he is no felon.
City Councilman James Kenney is jumping into the Philadelphia mayor's race, likely within a week. He just won't say that in public for now.