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(Manny Morales, left, with well-wishers at Philadelphia Democratic Party headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Democrats Endorse Manny Morales Over Incumbent Councilwoman in 7th District

Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who has twice won her seat as a councilwoman without the Democratic machine behind her, last year backed candidates for state legislature who were not the party’s endorsed choices.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(FDR accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Franklin Field, in West Philadelphia, in 1936.  Photo from FDR Library)

Philadelphia Will Extend Its Long History of Hosting Political Conventions

The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

The Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Committee has chosen Philadelphia as the city to host its presidential nominating convention, to be held the week of July 25th, 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Vice president Joseph BIden, in file photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

On Heels of Obama Visit, VP Biden Meets With House Democrats in Philadelphia

Biden sounded like a coach trying to rally his team after a tough loss.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

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Philadelphia Still on Democrats’ Short List For 2016 Convention

DNC officials say the list of potential host cities for the 2016 nominating convention is now down to just Philadelphia, New York, and Columbus, Ohio.

11/24/2014

(credit: KYW's Angela Beatty)

Former Republican Mayoral Candidate Sam Katz Weighs In On Likely Candidates Running For Mayor

Former Republican Mayoral candidate Sam Katz says although it’s not likely, he isn’t ruling out a run as an independent candidate next year.

11/23/2014

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham fields questions from reporters after announcing she is running for mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Former Phila. DA Lynne Abraham Makes It Official: She’s Running For Mayor

Brushing aside the question of her age — she’s now 73 — Abraham says as long as “your dreams exceed your regrets,” you’re not too old to hold public office.

11/19/2014

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

Brady Says Wolf Decision to Cut Off ‘Street Money’ Won’t Change Election Outcome

The head of the Democratic City Committee says he isn’t worried about Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s decision not to help pay for tomorrow’s get-out-the-vote effort in the city.

11/03/2014

(SNAPSHOTS OF THE FIRST LADY.  Michelle Obama waves as audience members take photos at the recreation center in East Mt. Airy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Michelle Obama Visits Philadelphia To Energize Electorate For Tom Wolf

The first lady and other Democratic Party officials came to show their support for Tom Wolf in his race for governor of Pennsylvania.

10/15/2014

From right to left (near to far) State Representative Brendan Boyle, State Senator Daylin Leach, Democratic Candidate Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, and Republican Candidate Dee Adcock. (photo credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Anesthesiologist Has ‘Knock-Out’ Plan To Win 13th District

Four Democrats are running to replace Congresswoman Alyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th district, including one unconventional candidate whose campaign is getting a boost from an unusual source.

04/16/2014

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Bill Clinton To Headline Fundraiser For Local Democratic Candidate

The Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District is expected to be hotly contested and one of the candidates is bringing in a heavy hitter next month to raise some cash.

03/15/2014

(Pa. rep. Ed Neilson, left, meets with Philadelphia Democratic committee people and their leader, US Rep. Bob Brady, right, at Democratic Committee headquarters, near 3rd and Spring Garden Streets.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Dems Pick Pa. Rep. Ed Neilson To Run For Bill Green’s Council Seat

State rep Ed Neilson (at lectern in photo) said he’ll look forward to being closer to his Northeast Philadelphia home and his family if he wins.

03/11/2014

(Frank Rizzo Jr., right, gets a welcome-back handshake from US Rep. Bob Brady after completing paperwork to rejoin the Democratic Party.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Democrats Welcome Frank Rizzo Jr. Back To Democratic Party

Former city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., right, rejoined the Democratic Party so he can run for mayor in 2015.

11/18/2013

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New Jersey Democrats Gather In New Brunswick For Unity Meeting

New Jersey Democrats called a meeting to unify the fractured party before the fall elections, and pretty much everyone showed up.

06/29/2013

(The New Jersey Supreme Court building.  File photo)

NJ Dems Fight To Force Lautenberg Special Election to Coincide With November Elections

The fight over the date of a special election to fill the unexpired term the late US senator Frank Lautenberg is going to New Jersey’s highest court.

06/14/2013

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