Anthony Williams

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, right, shakes hands with supporters at a rally in Love Park.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School Funding

A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

File photo: Candidates for Philadelphia Mayor. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Three Weeks Before Primary, Mayoral Candidates Take To Airwaves

This week brings the first broadcast ads of former City Councilman Jim Kenney and former D-A Lynne Abraham. They’re not the first, of course. State Senator Anthony Williams jumped in with his own ads last month; former PGW executive Doug Oliver last week. And independent political committees have been running ads in support of Kenney and Williams.

04/28/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

New Bill Would Expand Disclosure Requirements on ‘Dark Money’ Ads in Philadelphia Races

City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city’s limits on political contributions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Democratic Party in Philadelphia Skips Mayoral Endorsement for May 19th Primary

After years as head of the local Democratic party, Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) knows when to avoid a needless fight. That’s what he has done with the party’s decision not to endorse any of the mayoral candidates.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists hosted  the mayoral forum at the Community College of Philadelphia. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

From Education To Jobs, Philly Democratic Candidates Discuss Top Issues At Mayoral Forum

A forum for the six Democratic mayoral candidates was held at Community College of Philadelphia Thursday night.

04/10/2015

(Anthony Williams, at a mayoral candidates' forum on March 31st, at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Anthony Williams’ Mayoral Campaign Fined For Accepting Improper Contributions

An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Philadelphia's Democratic candidates for mayor, at a forum at the National Museum of American Jewish History on April 8th, 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water

“I’m drinking water today,” she said at a candidates’ forum in Old City, “something I almost never do.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump Race

Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(Milton Street, after learning that a judge has allowed him to remain on the Democratic primary ballot for Philadelphia mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Judge Rules Milton Street Can Stay on May 19th Mayoral Primary Ballot in Philadelphia

Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Doug Oliver, a candidate for mayor in the Democratic primary, picks a numbered ball from a coffee can to determine his position on the ballot.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th Primary

Ballot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District Problems

The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

File photo: Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Anthony Williams Leading The Pack In Phila. Mayor’s Race Fundraising Totals

Senator Anthony Williams had $426,000 still on hand at the end of 2014, the largest cash-on-hand total of all the announced and presumptive candidates.

02/03/2015

(Ken Trujillo.  Photo provided by Friends of Ken Trujillo)

Ken Trujillo Drops Out of Run For Philadelphia Mayor

In a statement, Ken Trujillo says “there are family matters that require my full attention,” so he is leaving the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He would not elaborate.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral Run

By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.

01/12/2015

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