Chris Brennan writes about people, power and politics. He was previously the political editor for the Daily News. Since 1999, Brennan has covered elections for president, the U.S. Senate and House, governor of Pennsylvania, mayor of Philadelphia and other public offices.
DiGiorgio, head of Pennsylvania's Republican Party since 2017, announced he was stepping down after The Inquirer reported he had traded sexually explicit messages with a GOP candidate for Philadelphia City Council.
Attorneys for Valentino "Val" DiGiorgio, chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, say the sexually charged messages with Irina Goldstein, a City Council candidate seeking his advice and support, were "mutual private exchanges between adults." She accused him of harassing her.
Philly disc jockey Jerry Blavat thought former Vice President Joe Biden was shaking hands and posing for pictures at Blavat's nightclub, Memories, in Margate last Saturday. He even broadcast it on his radio show. Alas, it was a look-alike.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney drew criticism for a low-key approach to the 2018 Democratic primary election. He appears ready to expend even less effort on his bid for a second term in the Nov. 5 general election.
Sheriff Jewell Williams, a ward leader and longtime party favorite, saw his political career come crashing down Tuesday. He wasn’t the only incumbent toppled, but in a crowded primary, holding office proved crucial for other candidates, like Mayor Jim Kenney.