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Bill Green: three generations profiled by Philadelphia magazine

This month, Philadelphia magazine has a great long-form piece on three generations of Philadelphia political leaders named Bill Green. AT AN EVENING meet-the-candidates session for State Senate, Bill Green proves he is his father’s son. The first-term City Councilman has … Continue reading

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Bob Barnett: former Sam Katz campaign director

During today’s interview with Ellen Kaplan, former issues director of Sam Katz’s 1999 Republican bid for mayor of Philadelphia and current staffer at the Committee of Seventy, she mentioned the success of Katz’s 1999 campaign director Robert S. Barnett. I … Continue reading

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Matt Taubenberger the replacement for George Kenney

It didn’t work out for his father, Republican Mayoral candidate Al Taubenberger. But, Matt Taubenberger, the failed candidate’s only son, will run unopposed in April’s Republican primary for the chance to do something his father has never done: win public … Continue reading

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The Temple News: College Democrats and Republicans debate

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IgqohOKxUk] Last week, Temple University’s College Republicans and College Democrats debated their respective national party’s platforms, as reported by The Temple News. It interests me how young people – indeed, perhaps all people – are more interested in the celebrity-type … Continue reading

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Philly super delegate endorses Obama

Carol Ann Campbell, one of Philadelphia’s super delegates and a city Democratic committee cog, has endorsed Barack Obama after a conversation with the candidate’s wife, the Associated Press is reporting. Campbell is as involved in partisan politics and the Democratic … Continue reading

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T. Milton Street

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John Perzel 2

On Tuesday, July 18, 2006 House Speaker John M. Perzel (R-Philadelphia) hosted an Economic Summit at Gannon University’s Zurn Science Center in Erie, Pa. (Photo: www.JohnPerzel.com) Image courtesy of here.

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George Kenney

Image courtesy of the state House of Representatives.

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Elwood P. Smith

Elwood P. “Smitty” Smith retired two years ago last month. http://www.phillynewmedia.com/smitty/ http://www.jimmacmillan.com/photoblog/2005/11/elwood-p-smith_17.html http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2002-08-22/cb.shtml http://www.nppa.org/news_and_events/news/2005/11/smith.html Photo of Elwood P. Smith during a party to celebrate his 85th birthday in 2005, while talking about his famed photograph of Black Panthers being strip-searched … Continue reading

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John Taylor

Photo courtesy of John Taylor’s page on State House of Representatives.

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