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Pennsylvania: a review of racial politics displayed in Rendell and Swann battle of 2006

For those most interested in the seeming hesitance for black voters, particularly, to resist voting for the Republican Party, one of the most interesting thoughts is if a black candidate outside the Democratic Party ran. I was asked one question … Continue reading

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Interview: Sam Katz, a three-time Republican mayoral candidate

This afternoon I was privileged enough to speak with Sam Katz, one of the most successful Republican politicians in Philadelphia in the last half century. Nothing speaks more to the party’s struggles here than the truth of that statement and … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Meehan, Republican City Committee general counsel

This afternoon I got the chance to slide into a seat in the office of Michael Meehan. He’s still unpacking. The general counsel of Philadelphia’s Republican City Committee left the Philadelphia offices of Reed Smith for Wolf Block back in … Continue reading

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Interview: Joe Egan, Republican mayoral candidate

Apparently I had an interview with former Republican mayoral candidate Joseph M. Egan, Jr., but I didn’t remember. I got a voice mail from Egan, who seemed agitated, and understandably so. I called him back and sent him an e-mail, … Continue reading

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What patronage means

State Rep. JOHN PERZEL is an integral figure to understanding Philadelphia’s Republican Party. He is a power player in the city’s politics, even if he does his work in Harrisburg. Perzel still works with the Republican City Committee and its … Continue reading

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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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John Taylor

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

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Al Taubenberger

Above photo of Republican mayoral candidate Al Taubenberger (center) speaking in German with Franz Portmann, at left, Honorary Consul of Switzerland, while actual Consul General of Switzerland in New York, Christoph Bubb, at right, listens. Photo courtesy of Next Mayor, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Republicans courting Democrats

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John Perzel with Fox Chase

August event Photo courtesy of the Fox Chase Town Watch Web site.

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