Three Weeks Before Primary, Mayoral Candidates Take To AirwavesThis 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.
New Bill Would Expand Disclosure Requirements on 'Dark Money' Ads in Philadelphia Races City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city's limits on political contributions.
Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For MayorClean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.
Democratic Party in Philadelphia Skips Mayoral Endorsement for May 19th PrimaryAfter years as head of the local Democratic party, Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) knows when to avoid a needless fight. That's what he has done with the party's decision not to endorse any of the mayoral candidates.
From Education To Jobs, Philly Democratic Candidates Discuss Top Issues At Mayoral ForumA forum for the six Democratic mayoral candidates was held at Community College of Philadelphia Thursday night.
Anthony Williams' Mayoral Campaign Fined For Accepting Improper ContributionsAn attorney for the "Williams for Mayor" campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.
Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water"I'm drinking water today," she said at a candidates' forum in Old City, "something I almost never do."
Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump RaceKenney, 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.
Judge Rules Milton Street Can Stay on May 19th Mayoral Primary Ballot in PhiladelphiaMayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.
Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th PrimaryBallot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.
Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District ProblemsThe six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
Sen. Anthony Williams Leading The Pack In Phila. Mayor's Race Fundraising TotalsSenator 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.
Ken Trujillo Drops Out of Run For Philadelphia MayorIn 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.
Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral RunBy law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It'll Be as a DemocratDoug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter's first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.