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Joe Biden’s campaign office opens in Philly with a protest, not a party | Clout

Joe Biden’s top secret national campaign HQ was outed by a protest Wednesday. Turns out most presidential campaigns don’t want people to know their physical locations these days.

Gritty’s Philly Pride Parade mix-up; the FOP flies ads for a new DA | Clout

The police union has never gotten along with District Attorney Larry Krasner but this week they took that message to the skies.

Gritty’s Philly Pride Parade mix-up; the FOP flies ads for a new DA | Clout

The police union has never gotten along with District Attorney Larry Krasner but this week they took that message to the skies.

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.

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.

How did Tracey Gordon oust a longtime incumbent? Don't know. Her story's apparently 'too big for local news.'

Gordon’s camp says she has “a national story.” to tell. But try getting her to show up for an interview.

How did Tracey Gordon oust a longtime incumbent? Don't know. Her story's apparently 'too big for local news.'

Gordon’s camp says she has “a national story.” to tell. But try getting her to show up for an interview.
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Big Soda’s big spending in the primary didn’t much threaten the sweetened beverage tax | Clout

Thirty-five percent of that money was spent on television commercials critical of Mayor Jim Kenney. He won with 67 percent of the vote while barely campaigning.

If you thought Mayor Jim Kenney was disengaged in the primary ... | Clout

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.

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.

Milton Street is running for mayor. Again. Cue the coffin and the gospel hymns. | Clout

What? You thought Philadelphia would go through an entire election cycle without an appearance from T. Milton Street Sr.?

‘Legal vagaries and bad habits’: Philly’s political players pen letters to support Ken Smukler in court | Clout

Most of the people who wrote to a federal judge in support of Smukler noted his lifelong friendships and devotion as a dad. But one writer cited Philly's history of political corruption in asking the judge to go easy on Smukler.

Independent spending for Philly mayor’s race crossing the $1 million mark ... while changing few minds

So-called independent expenditure political action committees are spending more so far than the three candidates in the race. Similar PACs spent more than all six candidates in the 2015 primary.

Southeast Pa. Democrats in Congress step carefully amid talk of impeachment

“We are not looking at this as a political win-loss game. We are looking at this as: What does the Constitution require?”

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FOP leaning toward endorsing Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams because of... DA Larry Krasner? | Clout

FOP to back Sheriff Jewell Williams because an opponent backed by Larry Krasner? Things that go bump in the night. And a classic Democratic City Committee backstabbing mystery.

Democratic challengers and former Mayor Street target Mayor Kenney on diversity

Kenney’s two Democratic primary challengers — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and former City Controller Alan Butkovitz — seem to be using the same talking points when knocking his administration.

Philly building trades unions, absent Local 98, air support for Mayor Jim Kenney | Clout

Kenney has a big lead in the polls, but his allies in the building trades unions aren’t taking any chances. They just spent more than $130,000 on a week of television commercials.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney runs an undercover campaign while Pa. state Sen. Tony Williams calls him out | Clout

Mayor Jim Kenney is running an undercover campaign for reelection. State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, one of Kenney's two Democratic primary challengers, is trying to get the mayor talking in public.

Did ‘artificial intelligence’ spot petition fakes in City Council races? A judge will make the call. | Clout

Devon Cade, a Democratic candidate for City Council at-large, claims "artificial intelligence" helped craft his challenges to 30 primary competitors. A judge will decide what to make of that.

Sheriff Jewell Williams is getting his face out there and the city controller wants to see the receipts | Clout

Williams, who is seeking a third term while dogged by sexual harassment claims, has his face plastered on SEPTA buses and printed in an “annual report.”

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