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Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:53:40 GMT


Clout: Move over, Mix Master Mike Nutter, DJ Darrell Clarke has arrived
Have you met DJ Darrell Clarke? The Council president cut loose last at a recent fundraiser. Plus: Another move at the DA's Office. And the Philly GOP welcomes a Donald Trump ally to its annual clambake.

PA GOP cites `corrupt Democrats' (of color) in Philly DA race flier
The GOP campaign handout lists the names of seven Philadelphia politicians - all people of color - who fell due to public corruption charges. It doesn't mention white politicians from the city who met the same fate.

The future of politics - and Bob Brady - in Philadelphia
A discussion about Philly's political landscape turns to the longtime House member and Democratic Party chairman, who is preparing to seek another term in 2018.

Clout: Is this a time for centrists? Not likely, say political scientists
The Centrist Party comes to Philadelphia this weekend to push an effort to elect independent candidates to the U.S. Senate. Political scientists call that an interesting idea that is unlikely to succeed.

Schilling and GOP DA nominee bash Soros on Breitbart radio
Beth Grossman, the Republican nominee for district attorney, and controversial former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling spent some time commiserating about billionaire George Soros' backing the Democratic nominee, Larry Krasner.

At the Dell, a familiar face wins a vague city contract
New (old) faces run the Dell Music Center. Also: Mayor Kenney and Larry Krasner thump President Trump in an endorsement event. And hostilities resume between State Rep. Brian Sims and resurgent challenger Ben Waxman.

Controller candidate Rob Bowers booted from ballot for photocopied petitions
Bowers needed at least 4,075 signatures on nomination petitions to get on the Nov. 7 ballot as an independent candidate for controller. It appears that 1,560 of his signatures were photocopies of other names in his submission.

Independent files to run for City Controller
A former assistant city treasurer for the city of Philadelphia has filed to run as an independent for City Controller.

Philly taxpayers on the hook for 'councilmanic prerogative'
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and a real estate developer square off for round two in federal court. Their last bout, last week, cost Philadelphia taxpayers $136,168.

Sources: Ex-Philly Mayor Goode was witness whom feds say Brady tried to influence
Former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. attended a 2012 meeting where former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore agreed to drop his challenge to U.S. Rep. Robert Brady in return for help with campaign debt, sources say.