Philadelphia Politics
Philadelphia Politics

State Rep. Martina White elected new chair of Philadelphia’s Republican City Committee

Philadelphia's Republican City Committee gathered Tuesday to elect a new chairperson after a general election in which the party lost a City Council at-large seat it has held for seven decades.

Straight-party voting is gone in Pennsylvania. Who will miss it most?

No longer can voters go to the polls and simply make a single mark on a general election ballot to vote for every candidate of that party for each office.

Straight-party voting is gone in Pennsylvania. Who will miss it most?

No longer can voters go to the polls and simply make a single mark on a general election ballot to vote for every candidate of that party for each office.

Philadelphia’s new voting machines had a mostly smooth start. Now for the big test.

Election Day in Philadelphia last week was fairly normal, even with thousands of new voting machines being used for the first time. Now the big test is in 2020.

Philadelphia’s new voting machines had a mostly smooth start. Now for the big test.

Election Day in Philadelphia last week was fairly normal, even with thousands of new voting machines being used for the first time. Now the big test is in 2020.

Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon faces a leadership fight as he battles indictment

Council members Cherelle Parker and Curtis Jones Jr. are trying to win the support of colleagues in the majority leader race.

Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon faces a leadership fight as he battles indictment

Council members Cherelle Parker and Curtis Jones Jr. are trying to win the support of colleagues in the majority leader race.
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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.

Voter turnout surged across the Philadelphia region amid a ‘highly polarized electorate’

Voter turnout increased throughout the Philadelphia region in Tuesday’s elections, as tens of thousands of more ballots were cast than in previous off-year elections in counties where Democrats picked up historic wins.

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Philly elected more worker advocates. But, where are the jobs?

Despite all the friends of the working people, Philadelphia remains among the poorest of America’s large cities. Where are the jobs?

Philadelphia City Council is about to see some big changes

Philadelphia City Council is in store for significant changes when the new term starts in January, thanks to the arrival of Working Families Party insurgent winner Kendra Brooks and three other new members. Here's what to expect.

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.

The Republican 'bloodletting' in Philadelphia's suburbs may be a bad sign for Trump in 2020

The Democrats’ shellacking of Republicans in the Philadelphia suburbs raised doubts about Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, as voters in the populous region signaled continuing discomfort with the president.

How Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party beat the odds to win in Philadelphia

The winning City Council campaign by Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party marked a new level of ambition and coordination for Philadelphia's progressive movement — and the clearest demonstration yet of its power in city politics.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney tips his hat to winning Working Families Party candidate Kendra Brooks: ‘She worked hard'

The morning after Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party captured one of two at-large Philadelphia City Council seats that Republicans have held for decades, Mayor Jim Kenney said Brooks’ win doesn’t necessarily mean voters want a more liberal City Hall.

The blue wave crashes down on Pa. again, as voters from Philly to Delco turn left

The political forces that shaped last year’s midterm elections showed no signs of abating Tuesday, as voters turned on Republicans and establishment Democrats.

Marsy’s Law got wide support in Pa., even though it won’t count yet, and Philly voters approved borrowing $185M for buildings

Philly voters also approved two local ballot questions, including one authorizing the city to borrow $185 million for infrastructure projects.

Opinion

A message to Philly Mayor Jim Kenney: Rattle more sabers in your second term | Mike Newall

I’m hoping our grumpy mayor will throw political caution to the winds and start ticking more people off — for the right reasons.

Kendra Brooks wins at-large Council seat in historic win for Philly progressives

“For the first time in seven decades, we broke the GOP. … We beat the Democratic establishment,” Brooks said.

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