Some question the presumptive mayor's push to attract donors.
With fewer than seven weeks to go before Philadelphia voters elect a new mayor, GOP candidate Al Taubenberger, with no bark and few bucks, would seem little threat to Democrat Michael Nutter.
ON THE BALLOT: CANDIDATES & QUESTIONS
THE CANDIDATES ON ELECTION DAY
Mayor candidates at Central High
Central High School hosted five of the six Philadelphia mayoral candidates - U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, former City Councilman Michael Nutter and businessman Tom Knox, all Democrats, and Republican Al Taubenberger, president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. State Rep. Dwight Evans did not attend. Listen here as the candidates answer questions from the students. Also, listen to some of the students' thoughts on the forum.
The 30-Second Spot
As the mayor's race continues, political ads are featuring candidates sharing their track record in office or making promises. But what is really being said in these campaign commercials? The Inquirer's team of political reporters breaks down the 30-second spots of each candidate to reveal the message in the ads.
AN INSIDER'S VIEW
SLIDESHOWS: ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS ERIC MENCHER & TOM GRALISH
EDITORIAL BOARD MAYORAL PROJECT
PRIMARY BALLOT TUG-OF-WAR
On March 27, 2007, six supporters of Philadelphia mayoral candidate Tom Knox filed an appeal in Commonwealth Court seeking to overturn a lower court's ruling keeping candidate Bob Brady on the May 15 primary ballot.
On March 30, mayoral candidate Bob Brady asked the state Supreme Court to bypass the Commonwealth Court and issue a ruling on whether his name should be removed from the ballot.