No Regrets Despite Loss, Says Lynne Abraham; Wants Spending ReformsAbraham told her supporters tonight that she's not sad at all, and that she was proud to be only the second woman to run for Philadelphia mayor.
Anthony Williams Concedes With Call To Address Philadelphia's ChallengesAnthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.
Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City CouncilHelen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.
Among The Mayoral Also-Rans, Pride in Well Fought CampaignsDuring the campaign, the polls consistently showed Diaz, Street, and Oliver in single digits.
Few Poll Problems, Light Turnout Through Most of Election Day in Phila.Deputy city commissioner Fred Voigt estimated turnout as of 5pm in the 30-percent range.
At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Mayor's Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia PrimaryToday's primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Also on Philadelphia Ballots: Several Charter Change QuestionsVoters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.
DA Seth Williams Wants To See Pre-K Ballot Question ApprovedToday, Williams stood with children in front of a mock voting booth at City Hall.
After Amtrak Derailment, Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Alter Campaigning PlansSeveral candidates were canceling appearances out of respect for those killed and injured in the train derailment.
Only 1 Candidate Makes Timely Appearance at Latest Phila. Mayoral ForumThe forum was sponsored by Global Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that works to promote the city internationally.