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Matt Gaetz money gets messy and Brian Fitzpatrick wants nothing to do with it

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a big fan of Donald Trump, gave $2,000 last year to U.S. Rep Brian Fitzpatrick. (R-PA) Now Gaetz is under federal investigation and Fitzpatrick is giving away his money.

Retired Philly police officers apologize for fund-raising effort blaming George Floyd for his own death

Protect Our Police PAC said it fired a national marketing firm that sent the plea for donations, calling it “tactless messaging” that “does not reflect the values or views” of the group.

Retired Philly police officers apologize for fund-raising effort blaming George Floyd for his own death

Protect Our Police PAC said it fired a national marketing firm that sent the plea for donations, calling it “tactless messaging” that “does not reflect the values or views” of the group.

Philly’s Democratic Party rebuffs DA Larry Krasner’s bid for an endorsement

Ward leaders voted to instead opt for an “open primary” with Krasner and Democratic challenger Carlos Vega. Incumbents almost always get the party nod.

Philly’s Democratic Party rebuffs DA Larry Krasner’s bid for an endorsement

Ward leaders voted to instead opt for an “open primary” with Krasner and Democratic challenger Carlos Vega. Incumbents almost always get the party nod.

Philly DA Larry Krasner casts Carlos Vega as part of Team Trump

Vega is endorsed by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, and Krasner keeps bringing up the national union’s endorsement of Trump.

Philly DA Larry Krasner casts Carlos Vega as part of Team Trump

Vega is endorsed by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, and Krasner keeps bringing up the national union’s endorsement of Trump.
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Ryan Costello campaigns against cancel culture as he threatens to sue Twitter critics | Clout

Republicans mulling a Pennsylvania Senate run are navigating political lanes, some steering a Trumpian path, others not. Ryan Costello is driving on both sides of the cancel culture causeway.

Josh Shapiro messes with Texas

The 2020 presidential election is over. The legal and political battles born of that struggle continue.

Philly DA Larry Krasner’s rival tries to pick off a big group behind his win

Carlos Vega, the former prosecutor challenging Krasner in the Democratic primary, pitched himself to Reclaim Philadelphia as an agent of “real progressive reform.” It was a tough sell.

Someone stole Bobby Henon’s car over the weekend

Members of City Council often work weekends. So do car thieves, Bobby Henon learned Saturday.

A Philly ShopRite magnate goes shopping — for the mayor’s race | Clout

Jeff Brown, the outspoken owner of a chain of ShopRite grocery stores who made headlines opposing Mayor Jim Kenney’s soda tax, is eyeing a run for mayor.

Pa. Republicans are embracing censure culture and staying quiet on threats to election officials | Clout

Pennsylvania's Republican Party is consumed by the need to punish elected officials who anger former President Donald Trump.

Jonathan Saidel as Ambassador to Malta? A big union wants Biden to appoint the former Philly controller | Clout

Malta, an island nation of about 450,000 people in the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles south of Italy, is slightly smaller than Philadelphia in square miles.

The Philly election you haven’t heard of with half-a-billion dollars at stake | Clout

91 judges will cast secret ballots next week to put two people on a little-known board that controls huge money meant to be spent in the public’s best interest.

High-profile lawyer Chuck Peruto is challenging Philly DA Larry Krasner as a Republican | Clout

Chuck Peruto, a Democrat-turned-Republican defense attorney seeking to defeat Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's bid for a second term, cast him as an outsider who goes easy on criminals.

The money race between DA Larry Krasner and challenger Carlos Vega kicks into high gear | Clout

Vega is trying to turn a strength of Krasner's — a geographically diverse base of contributors — into a weakness.

A sneak-peek at the new documentary on Philly DA Larry Krasner

Clout got an early look at a new series that will air starting in April — just before Krasner faces reelection in the Democratic primary.

Retired Philly cops are probing for DA Larry Krasner’s soft spots as he seeks reelection

A group organized last year by retired cops opposed to Krasner winning a second term is shopping around for a challenger.

Sharif Street ponders running for the U.S. Senate — and lessons learned from talking about manure

The state senator from Philly can speak authoritatively about the quality and importance of manure in rural Pennsylvania, where agriculture has long been one of the state’s leading economic drivers.

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