The big takeaways from Election Day: Jim Kenney cruised to victory in his reelection bid, Democrats took control of Delaware County, and a Working Families Party candidate scored a historic win in the race for Philadelphia City Council. And, along with that, we have started to examine who could be Philadelphia’s next mayor when Kenney’s second term ends in early 2024 (or, potentially, even earlier).
In non-politics news, Tioga residents whose homes were damaged during the police shootout in August started to get them repaired yesterday.
— Josh Rosenblat, Ray Boyd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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It’s possible that Kenney could upend political calculations and timetables if he runs for governor in 2022, a year before his term is slated to end. The Inquirer recently reported that he’s considering the move, which would require him to resign in the middle of his newly won term.
🤔I wonder who won. Great shot, @ninthdayofmarch.
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“The fact is that neither my people nor the people flipping us off with OK boomer want to own the existential fear of seeing ourselves in each other. Isn’t such a realization a place where hope for the future goes to die? Thus, millennials say OK boomer, and boomers brand these younger generations’ breathtaking digital dexterity and their hyper-fluency in the popular and political cultures as superficial. Just as we did when we were their age." — columnist Kevin Riordan writes about being a baby boomer who’s totally fine with the “OK boomer” phenomenon.