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.

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Philadelphia GOP Chairman Mike Meehan resigns after a 'preposterous' election season

Tuesday will mark the end of a quarter-century of Meehan family leadership in the city’s Republican Party.

Did Gov. Wolf just endorse Josh Shapiro for governor in 2022? ‘That’s my guy.’

Clout asks politicians three questions every Election Day. Usually we get a bunch of dodges. Sometimes someone makes news, like Gov. Tom Wolf tacitly endorsing Attorney General Josh Shapiro for the 2022 Democratic primary for governor.

Philadelphia Republicans endured a ‘preposterous’ election season. What’s next?

The Republican Party in Philadelphia has faced a decade of infighting that continued through a brutal Election Day.

Philadelphia’s 2023 race for mayor is officially underway. 7 people who could be next.

Mayor Jim Kenney could upend political calculations and timetables if he runs for governor in 2022.

Kenney won reelection by a landslide. But there are plenty of big questions ahead.

Kenney coasted to victory after months of avoiding the campaign trail and ignoring his GOP opponent and earned a second term despite not having detailed any clear plan for how he’ll use it.

Philly’s Democratic City Committee mulling expulsions for party officials who bucked bylaws | Clout

The bylaws say party officials can be tossed from their posts if they back non-Democrats in a general election. Several party members, including Councilwoman Helen Gym, are doing just that.

A majority of Pennsylvania voters support the Trump impeachment inquiry, poll says

Also, 71% of Pa. voters in the Franklin & Marshall College Poll say it is not acceptable for an American president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political opponent.

Who is Billy Ciancaglini? Meet the man who wants to be Philly’s first Republican mayor in decades.

It's been 20 years since a Democratic candidate for mayor in Philadelphia faced a close call from a Republican. Billy Ciancaglini, a Democrat-turned-Republican, hopes to change that by defeating Mayor Jim Kenney's bid for a second term. He knows you may not have heard of him.

He helped Krasner become Philly’s DA. Now billionaire George Soros is back in Pa. with $1M, this time to get a Delco Democrat elected.

Billionaire George Soros has sunk $1 million into a new political action committee that is supporting Jack Stollsteimer, a Democrat seeking to unseat Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland in the Nov. 5 general election.

She flew from England to Philadelphia for business. Then Willie Singletary took her for a ride. | Clout

Singletary, the former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge who served a prison term for lying to the FBI and was blocked from running for City Council this year, is driving a limousine at the airport.