Is Philly Democratic boss Bob Brady stiffing his party in the midterm elections?

Brady, the leader of Philadelphia's Democratic Party, gave $0 in dues to the DCCC this campaign cycle.

GOP House candidate wins big gun-control endorsement, but activists cry foul | Clout

Brian Fitzpatrick scored a major endorsement from a gun control group, but its local chapter disbanded in protest.

GOP House candidate wins big gun-control endorsement, but activists cry foul | Clout

Brian Fitzpatrick scored a major endorsement from a gun control group, but its local chapter disbanded in protest.

GOP State Rep. Tom Murt helped fired cop Ryan Pownall get a PPA patronage job | Clout

"Rep. Murt is looking to help this young man," a Murt aide wrote to the PPA in March.

GOP State Rep. Tom Murt helped fired cop Ryan Pownall get a PPA patronage job | Clout

"Rep. Murt is looking to help this young man," a Murt aide wrote to the PPA in March.

Joan Specter: Get a Job | Clout Archives

The first edition of the Daily News Clout column, originally published Jan 30, 1996.

Joan Specter: Get a Job | Clout Archives

The first edition of the Daily News Clout column, originally published Jan 30, 1996.
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And the Cloutie goes to . . . | Clout Archives

The sixth annual Cloutie awards go to Ed Mezvinsky, Steve Schwaid and more. Originally published April 2, 2001.

The Wawa vs. Sheetz war gets political: Stores donate to dueling Pa. governor campaigns

Wawa gave $12,500 to Republican Scott Wagner. Sheetz gave $10,000 to Democrat Tom Wolf.

Is Mayor Kenney delaying a tool that would let taxpayers see how their money is spent?

A city official said the project could be launched within days, if only Mayor Kenney's administration would act.

Accused State Sen. Daylin Leach lashes out at rape survivor who called on him to resign

Daylin Leach said Katie Muth, a fellow Democrat running for the state Senate, is a "dreadful person" who would be "irrelevant to our lives" after the 2018 election.

100+ people ran for City Council at the height of anti-Rizzo furor. Could it happen again?

A cancer biologist. A Bernie Sanders delegate. A Women's March Organizer. Those are just some of the dozens of potential candidates for City Council at-large.

After N.J. candidate said 'diversity is a bunch of crap,' his campaign donations tripled

Before Seth Grossman said "the whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American," his donations totaled $13,000. Afterwards, donors gave him $36,000.

Taxpayers foot six-figure bill to rescue Pa. Democrats from cyberattack

Hackers asked for a ransom of nearly $36,000 in cryptocurrency.

The Rizzo statue? It’s staying put until after Kenney’s 2019 reelection campaign | Clout

It has been a year since controversy flared around the statue of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo and nine months since Mayor Kenney's administration announced that it would be relocated. But nothing will happen for another two to three years, which looks like convenient political timing for Kenney's bid for reelection.

Philadelphia Democrats eye Mayor Kenney's seat as 2019 primary approaches

The potential candidates for the 2019 Democratic mayoral primary break down into three groups: Those with the cash to make real trouble, those flirting but unlikely to run, and those with nothing to lose.

Is Trump helping or hindering Barletta's Senate run?

Vice President Mike Pence will raise campaign cash for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Monday in Philly, and President Trump has promised to campaign for Barletta in Pennsylvania. Post-Helsinki, will Barletta's close ties to Trump be an asset or a liability?

Rep. O'Brien removes his name from November ballot, citing health issues | Clout

Mayor Kenney has always painted the supporters of his soda tax as grassroots activists. But that characterization was complicated by an Ethics Board ruling.

As Lou Barletta’s immigration law failed his political brand was born

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's political reputation was built on a controversial 2006 law aimed at an influx of Latino immigrants to his hometown of Hazleton. Barletta, now challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., defends the law, even though it was never enforced and cost the borough of 25,000 residents nearly $1.7 million in legal expenses.
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