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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

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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

(New Jersey governor Chris Christie.  Credit: Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Most NJ Democrats Standing Down For The Goliath That Is Christie

It seems that Democratic Party leaders in New Jersey are abandoning their hopes of finding a more popular politician to take on incumbent governor Chris Christie, and are now coalescing around the only announced candidate.

01/29/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in City Hall.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Joins Other Democratic Mayors Across Pa. In Call For Fiscal Cliff Solution

Mayor Nutter said Philadelphia and other cities in the Commonwealth would face “devastating” cuts in services if the fiscal cliff spending cuts kick on at the start of the new year.

12/10/2012

(A moment of the six-week "Occupy Philadelphia" encampment.   Credit: Jim Melwert)

Part 4: Politics & The Economy

The economy seems stalled, and at least one expert thinks it will likely stay that way for a while.

12/02/2011

FILE: Tom Corbett (credit: AP)

Former Democratic Governor Bucks Party’s Criticism Of Corbett Budget

Governor Corbett has endured withering criticism from the opposition party over cuts in the new budget, but one former Democratic governor has nothing but praise for the Republican currently in office.

08/08/2011

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