Julia Terruso covers politics and the 2020 presidential election.

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Joe Biden did not do the Bristol Stomp at Jerry Blavat’s Memories in Margate

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.

Pennsylvania is critical in 2020. Here’s how Trump could win it or lose it.

Pa. is a swing state with 20 electoral votes, tied for fifth most, and helped tip the 2016 election to President Donald Trump. How could he win again here in 2020? That equation is more complicated.

Trump supporter at reelection rally in Philly’s blue suburbs: ‘There is a silent majority here.’

People who showed up to watch President Trump's reelection announcement said they were part of a silent majority in the Philadelphia suburbs, one that would grow more vocal heading into the 2020 election.

In Philly, Jill Biden says she doesn’t want her granddaughters fighting same fights ‘we’ve already won’

In the 15-minute speech, Dr. Jill Biden said the campaign has started to restore her faith lost after her son, Beau Biden, died of brain cancer.

VP Mike Pence visits Pa., urging Republicans to help deliver the state for Trump again

“Do everything Pennsylvania did the last time around and then some,” Pence told about 350 people at a fundraising dinner at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg.

Did gentrification dethrone longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in West Philly?

Changing neighborhoods mean changing residents, and in West Philly there were clear differences between areas that voted for the longtime incumbent and ones that supported her ultimately successful challenger.

In the hot seat, politicians dodge questions about future races and Johnny Doc’s fate | Clout

Clout puts politicians in the hot seat on election day to answer three questions. Sometimes they're forthcoming. Sometimes they hold back.

Jannie Blackwell blames election loss on developers, dark money: ‘It was about them taking control of my district'

Veteran City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says she lost her seat this week because developers covet West Philly, and because of gentrification.

Meet the 3 newcomer primary winners likely joining City Council

The three Democratic primary winners for Council at-large seats are all but guaranteed to join Council in 2020.

How Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and two other entrenched Philly incumbents fell on primary night

Three longtime incumbents were ousted in Tuesday's Democratic primary, with varying causes but some commonalities in each race. For one thing, the winners all were younger women.