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Philadelphia Republicans call a ‘do-over’ in mayoral endorsement

Michael Meehan, chairman of the local party, called for the “do-over” meeting in a Friday afternoon email, following a Clout column in The Inquirer and Daily News, citing a Goggins rival complaining that she collects disability and does not hold a job.

Philadelphia Republicans call a ‘do-over’ in mayoral endorsement

Michael Meehan, chairman of the local party, called for the “do-over” meeting in a Friday afternoon email, following a Clout column in The Inquirer and Daily News, citing a Goggins rival complaining that she collects disability and does not hold a job.

Mike Stack is back and aiming for Philadelphia City Council | Clout

Former Pa. Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III is not the retiring type. He's gearing up to run for Philadelphia City Council after voters ousted him from his statewide post in the 2018 Democratic primary.

Mike Stack is back and aiming for Philadelphia City Council | Clout

Former Pa. Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III is not the retiring type. He's gearing up to run for Philadelphia City Council after voters ousted him from his statewide post in the 2018 Democratic primary.

Johnny Doc’s soda-tax threat was aimed at the wrong rival union | Clout

Johnny Doc was dissed. He took quick action, but his aim was off.

Johnny Doc’s soda-tax threat was aimed at the wrong rival union | Clout

Johnny Doc was dissed. He took quick action, but his aim was off.
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Early jousting on polling in Philadelphia’s Democratic primary for mayor | Clout

City commissioner Anthony Clark will have to work for his six-figure salary. For a change.

Replacing a sullied West Philly state representative sparks Dem infighting | Philly Clout

Water usage and accusations of bribery: Inside the intra-Democratic fight to replace former state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown in West Philly.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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."

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