Red, White Black and Blue
The Politics of Party and Race in Philadelphia
Seen through the Defeats of the City’s Republican Party
Thesis: Philadelphia hasn’t had a Republican mayor since Bernard Samuel left office in 1952, a Democratic record that has few equals in urban politics. There are questions as to whether politics and racial demographics can sustain a two-party system in the city. Can a Republican be elected mayor of Philadelphia?
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