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Quiñones-Sánchez and Cruz, after years of fighting, face off in the 7th District | Philly Clout

City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and state Rep. Angel Cruz appear to be headed toward a face-off in the May 21 Democratic primary election as Quiñones-Sánchez seeks a fourth term.

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Local 98 re-emerges with new tactics for a new year, as a federal probe lingers | Clout

Local 98 is back with its performance theater protests of non-union job sites, State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) goes for the committee chairmanship with jurisdiction over gun control.
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Local 98 re-emerges with new tactics for a new year, as a federal probe lingers | Clout

Local 98 is back with its performance theater protests of non-union job sites, State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) goes for the committee chairmanship with jurisdiction over gun control.

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Philly Dems support net neutrality — but not a petition for, you know, net neutrality | Philly Clout

Philly reps in Congress tap dance on net neutrality, a mayoral candidate makes a fake statement and Democratic political consultants battle in court.
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Philly Dems support net neutrality — but not a petition for, you know, net neutrality | Philly Clout

Philly reps in Congress tap dance on net neutrality, a mayoral candidate makes a fake statement and Democratic political consultants battle in court.
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Northeast Philly Dem feud escalates with salacious allegation, defamation lawsuit | Philly Clout

In a defamation lawsuit, State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. compares State Rep. Kevin Boyle to Machiavelli and accuses him of “recklessly and knowingly perpetuating a false and malicious lie” and "endeavoring to undermine” Sabatina’s political career.

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Could wealthy progressives follow the Larry Krasner model and upend the 2019 race for Philly sheriff? | Philly Clout

Will criminal justice reform money flood the 2019 race for sheriff in Philadelphia, like it did in the 2017 race for district attorney?

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Two City Council members are iffy on seeking reelection while the other 15 are all in

Clout polls Philly City Council members on reelection plans, recounts the wire former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore wore to record former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Jr., and talks to campaign commercial pro Saul Shorr about shutting down his firm.

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Super PAC spending could overwhelm candidate cash in next year’s Philly City Council races

Prepare for big spending from the soda industry and building trades.

Tony Williams is ‘seriously’ thinking about running against Mayor Kenney | Clout

"For a city that describes itself as 'progressive,' we're not making progress for the majority of Philadelphians," said Williams.

Joe Biden is raising money for Rep. Bob Brady … for a 2022 Senate run? | Clout

Brady said he might someday be a candidate for the U.S. Senate: "People don't like Pat Toomey. People are bugging me to run."

Election hijinks? Delco township worker took Democrats’ campaign signs. | Clout

"I definitely think we were targeted because we are Democratic committee members."

Is Philly Democratic boss Bob Brady stiffing his party in the midterm elections?

Brady, the leader of Philadelphia's Democratic Party, gave $0 in dues to the DCCC this campaign cycle.

GOP House candidate wins big gun-control endorsement, but activists cry foul

Brian Fitzpatrick scored a major endorsement from a gun control group, but its local chapter disbanded in protest.

GOP State Rep. Tom Murt helped fired cop Ryan Pownall get a PPA patronage job

"Rep. Murt is looking to help this young man," a Murt aide wrote to the PPA in March.

Joan Specter: Get a Job | Clout Archives

The first edition of the Daily News Clout column, originally published Jan 30, 1996.

And the Cloutie goes to . . . | Clout Archives

The sixth annual Cloutie awards go to Ed Mezvinsky, Steve Schwaid and more. Originally published April 2, 2001.

The Wawa vs. Sheetz war gets political: Stores donate to dueling Pa. governor campaigns

Wawa gave $12,500 to Republican Scott Wagner. Sheetz gave $10,000 to Democrat Tom Wolf.

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