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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.

The Krasner model: Could wealthy progressives upend the 2019 race for sheriff in Philadelphia? | 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?

The Krasner model: Could wealthy progressives upend the 2019 race for sheriff in Philadelphia? | 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?

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

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.

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

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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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.

Is Mayor Kenney delaying a tool that would let taxpayers see how their money is spent?

A city official said the project could be launched within days, if only Mayor Kenney's administration would act.

Accused State Sen. Daylin Leach lashes out at rape survivor who called on him to resign

Daylin Leach said Katie Muth, a fellow Democrat running for the state Senate, is a "dreadful person" who would be "irrelevant to our lives" after the 2018 election.

100+ people ran for City Council at the height of anti-Rizzo furor. Could it happen again?

A cancer biologist. A Bernie Sanders delegate. A Women's March Organizer. Those are just some of the dozens of potential candidates for City Council at-large.

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