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.
On Thursday, Kane announced she will not defend the state’s ban on gay and lesbian marriages from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and a local law firm.
The dust had barely settled from Santorum’s announcement before Romney’s people were pulling the plug on TV and radio commercials.
The idea, says St. Joseph’s University political science professor Randall Miller, would be to coalesce the conservatives behind Santorum.
In his first bid for mayor, then-city councilman Michael Nutter swept to victory by better than a 4-to-1 margin over Republican business leader Al Taubenberger in a mild-mannered affair that ended with Taubenberger introducing his opponent as mayor-elect the next day.
A census report due out today will likely weaken Pennsylvania’s congressional clout and perhaps make it more difficult for Democrats to be elected.