All five losing primary candidates endorsed Kenney on Thursday.
During the campaign, the polls consistently showed Diaz, Street, and Oliver in single digits.
Today is decision day for the voters of Pennsylvania.
Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
The Philadelphia mayoral primary takes place May 19, 2015.
CBS 3 Eyewitness News spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz.
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.
Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.
The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.
The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
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.
By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.