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.
A forum for the six Democratic mayoral candidates was held at Community College of Philadelphia Thursday night.
The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.
Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.
The ongoing issue is a claim that he does not live in Philadelphia, as required by city law.
The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
Milton Street was initially ten dollars short on the $130 fine that he faced for filing his campaign finance report nine days late.
Nobody likes paperwork, but for two prospective candidates for mayor of Philadelphia, trying to get around it may have gotten them in trouble with the city’s Board of Elections.
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.
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.
Street says a large part of his platform is to repair community and police relations.
Chris reviews President Obama’s speech from the Democratic National Convention. He gets final reports from Charlotte from CBS 3’s Chris May and Breitbart TV’s Larry O’Connor. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and previews the Eagles season opener with CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
Chris discusses the secret that Nancy Pelosi says will prevent Newt Gingrich from becoming President. He talks to former Mayoral Candidate Milton Street about his run for the PA legislature and analyzes how Obamacare is effecting cardiologists.
US Rep. Bob Brady, the longtime leader of the Democratic City Committee, says John Street, the former mayor, is “serious” about running against Mayor Nutter as an Independent in the November 8th general election.
Chris talks to Rita Cosby about her book, Quiet Hero, NJ State Senate Dawn Addiego about Carl Lewis’ disputed campaign and Political Strategist Larry Ceisler about the ramifications of Tuesday’s primary results.