No news in the Senatorial realm, but much speculation on the Philadelphia mayoral front
, with the Phila Weekly featuring a run-down of what is known about the frontrunners and some speculations that a lot of the important moves in the race will happen this year. With things so far ahead of the usual curve, there may actually be time to discuss issues and proposals, rather than just insider connections and fund-raising success.
U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah has been threatening for some time to start unveiling policy initiatives this year. Former city controller Jonathan Saidel is releasing a revised version of his book Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction, which figures to be full of policies Saidel would enact if elected. And then there's City Councilman Michael Nutter and state Rep. Dwight Evans, both of whom propose new legislation about as often as a body drops on The Sopranos.
They also have photos here. Doc looks possessed, but where did Saidel get that uber-geek haircut??
Altogether a good summary of where things stand and a reference scorecard for the next 18 months.