In a year when the politics of female empowerment is shaking up a slew of elections around the Philadelphia region, few if any candidates are going to have a #MeToo moment to relate to voters quite like Nina Ahmad, the former deputy mayor who’s accepted the maybe-not-impossible mission of ousting Philly Democratic boss and 20-year congressman Bob Brady in May’s Democratic primary. The year was 1971, and Ahmad was a 12-year-old girl growing up in what Read More
State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179) and state Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-2) on Wednesday announced a $1 million grant from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The grant is awarded to the Globe Dye Works to continue its revitalization efforts and foster a versatile workspace for artists, artisans and fabricators. The RACP grant is supporting the final phase of Globe Dye’s restoration, which includes the expansion of special events space and the remodeling of office and Read More
Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-Phila.) wants to vote for a STABLE GENIUS – his own, not President Donald Trump’s. Boyle introduced the Standardizing Testing & Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection Act (STABLE GENIUS Act) on Jan. 8. It would require that all presidential candidates undergo a standardized medical examination and publically disclose its results before the election. Specifically, Boyle’s legislation would require candidates that have won the presidential nomination Read More
Former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Dr. Nina Ahmad announced she ended 2017 with $564,000 on hand after raising $579,000 in her primary challenge of Congressman Bob Brady. “We’ve already put together the strongest campaign this Congressional District has seen in the two decades Bob Brady has been in Congress, and we’re not going to stop until PA-1 finally elects a bold progressive voice to the U.S. House,” Ahmad said. Ahmad received $115,000 from donors, meaning $464,000 Read More
Democrats are lining up to resist Trump. First they’ll have to battle each other. With 10 Democrats up for reelection in states Donald Trump won, the party needs a lot to go right if it’s going to take back the Senate this year. But at least one big thing already has: The most vulnerable Democratic incumbents have almost universally avoided any kind of primary challenge. Even as the party lurches left, moderate Democrats in red Read More