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Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT


Fetterman looks past Stack to target Trump in Lt. Gov. race | Philly Clout
John Fetterman follows Clout's rule on political pugilism: Always punch up. He launched his campaign for lieutenant governor this week, targeting President Trump, not incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III of Philadelphia.

Here comes John Fetterman - for Lt. Gov Mike Stack's job | Chris Brennan
The mayor of Braddock has drawn national media attention for his efforts to revitalize the small town near Pittsburgh and for his 2016 run for the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, he is expected to announce a challenge to Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

Larry Krasner wins race for Philly DA
Larry Krasner, a defense attorney known for civil rights cases, will become Philadelphia's 26th district attorney. The Democrat defeated Republican Beth Grossman, a 21-year veteran of the District Attorney's Office.

Clout loves lunch and Election Day questions, but mostly just lunch
Clout asks: What should happen with the Rizzo statue, who will be the GOP nominee for governor next year, and will Mayor Kenney have a 2019 Democratic primary challenger?

Pa. officials still mostly mum on noncitizens registered to vote | Chris Brennan
The Pennsylvania Department of State still will not say how many noncitizens in this country legally are registered to vote, due to a glitch at PennDot centers, where they legally obtained licenses to drive.

Rizzo statue to go, Kenney administration says
It is preparing to ask the Philadelphia Art Commission for permission to move the controversial statue of former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo to a new location.

Black ward leaders balk at Rendell-Evans GOTV breakfast
It was billed as a "get out the vote" breakfast for African American ward leaders in Philadelphia. Then the rumors and recriminations started.

Jimmy Tayoun, a Philadelphia pol and character, dead at 87
James "Jimmy" Tayoun had been a sportswriter, a restaurateur, an elected official, a federal prison inmate and a newspaper publisher. He died Wednesday morning, apparently of a heart attack outside his South Philly home.

Election fraud charges filed in 197th District special election
Emilio Vazquez, the Democratic leader of the 43rd Ward, easily won a write-in bid for North Philly's 197th District of the State House, amid complaints from other candidates about illegal electioneering. Now city and state prosecutors have filed charges.

What really changes if Philly taxpayers finance campaigns?
A package of bills pending in Philadelphia City Council would create a system for publicly financed local political campaigns. But that would do nothing to control big-spending Super PACs. So what would really change?