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Kristen Johanson
December 16, 2019 - 8:53 pm
Donald Jones, once tied to longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, was sentenced to one year in prison for his role in a public corruption case. Read more here.
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Two new candidates joined the race for Philadelphia City Council-at-large Wednesday. They're backed by the Working Families Party, and they're targeting seats traditionally held by Republicans.
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Pat Loeb
November 04, 2019 - 7:05 am
With Philadelphia's lopsided voter registration tilted toward the Democratic Party, most city office elections are decided in the primary. But the City Council-at-large race always stays interesting to the end and, this year, there's an extra twist. It's the most hotly contested race on Tuesday's...
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2019 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym has endorsed a third-party candidate for Council-at-large — the same office she is seeking as a Democrat — which has angered the Democratic Party chair. There are seven Council-at-large seats. Each party can nominate five...
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Marge Tartaglione
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Pat Loeb
July 09, 2019 - 1:10 pm
UPDATED: 4:30 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione has died at the age of 86. She was a force in the Democratic Party and a distinctive character in Philadelphia politics for more than 40 years. I was saddened to hear the news that Chairwoman Marge...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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Congressman Bob Brady's longtime political advisor, Ken Smukler was convicted by a federal court jury on 9 of 11 counts at his campaign finance law violation trial.
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Steve Tawa
December 03, 2018 - 2:18 pm
UPDATED: 5:35 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Congressman Bob Brady's longtime political advisor, Ken Smukler, was convicted by a federal court jury on 9 of 11 counts at his campaign finance law violation trial. Although the schemes dealt with Brady's 2012 re-election and Marjorie Margolies'...
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Ken Smukler
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Steve Tawa
November 29, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The jury surprised the courtroom in the campaign finance law violation trial of political strategist Ken Smukler by deciding to begin deliberations Thursday evening at 5 p.m. This was after seven hours of closing arguments and the judge's charge on points of law...
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Steve Tawa
November 29, 2018 - 9:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors Thursday will hear closing arguments in veteran political operative Ken Smukler's three-week long campaign finance law violation trial. The defense wrapped by putting him on the stand Wednesday, where government lawyers cross-examined him. During the trial,...
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Ken Smukler
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Steve Tawa
November 28, 2018 - 10:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Closing arguments are set for Thursday morning in veteran political operative Ken Smukler's three-week long campaign finance law violation trial. The defense wrapped by putting him on the stand, and he was cross-examined by government lawyers. Ken Smukler, Congressman...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Steve Tawa
November 27, 2018 - 7:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Defendant Ken Smukler took the stand at his federal court trial, denying any involvement in an alleged illegal campaign scheme. The long-time political consultant says when Congressman Bob Brady told him to buy a rival's poll in the 2012 Democratic primary, he did...
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