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(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

(File photo. Credit: Bethany Clarke/ Getty Images)

Which Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Most Effectively Uses Social Media?

All six of the democratic candidates are on Twitter but some are more active than others.

04/11/2015

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

(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

(The mayoral candidates' forum was carried live from Central High School on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.  Image from PCNTV)

Central High Students’ Grilling of Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Carried Live on Cable TV

The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham. (credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Released By Lynne Abraham Shows She Leads Mayor’s Race

The poll was conducted by a Washington-based firm called “The Mellman Group” on behalf of Lynne Abraham.

03/27/2015

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Labor-Backed PAC Begins Airing TV Ads Supporting Kenney For Philadelphia Mayor

The first television ad of the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race is now airing, but it was not paid for by the candidate who is being promoted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(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

(Former Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney, at lectern, announces his candidacy for mayor.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Jim Kenney Makes It Official: He’s Running For Mayor of Philadelphia

The “Kenney for Mayor” campaign kicked off by renting the mayor’s reception room and then packing it with supporters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

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

(Councilman Jim Kenney had to be coaxed to speak from the Council president's platform as he announced his resignation from City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Jim Kenney Ends 23-Year Career as Councilman, Ahead of Mayoral Run

Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Jonathan Saidel Decides Against 2015 Run for Philadelphia Mayor

“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Jim Kenney Nearing Decision on Philadelphia Mayoral Run

Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Chris Christie chats with Jerry Jones in 2013 file photo.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Councilman Standing Firm For Calling Christie A ‘Fat [Expletive]’ On Twitter

Councilman Jim Kenney was fuming that Gov. Christie sat with the owner of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday night’s Eagles game.

12/15/2014

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