Philadelphia Mayoral Race
The two candidates first to vote were former judge Nelson Diaz in Chestnut Hill and State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams at Anderson Elementary in Cobbs Creek.
A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.
Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver talked with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about his comments recently at a forum.
A big question in the race — will the collapse of the deal to sell PGW to a private company turn out to be a big issue? Mayoral candidate Lynn Abraham thinks so.
State Senator Anthony Williams wants the top job in city government.
“The most egregious problem … is the approximately $160,000 overtime in 311 for the period studied,” he said, adding, “They’re working in a secret VIP call center that doesn’t comply with what the job description says.”
Lynne Abraham intends to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.
Terry Gillen was a deputy commerce director under former mayor Ed Rendell and was head of the Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Nutter.
Could onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?
Meanwhile, former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham is close to declaring that she will also be a candidate.
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.