Monthly Archives: March 2012
John J. Dougherty, Business Manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, has a problem. He has lots of money to spend on political races, but campaign finance laws in the City of Philadelphia restrict the amount of money … Continue reading
There appears to be an infestation of some sort at Philadelphia’s Democratic City Headquarters. The Democratic Campaign Committee of Philadelphia, the body’s main political committee, spent $640.88 on “Pest Control” in 2009, $879.12 on the same line item in 2010, and a … Continue reading
I recently received a copy of the Full Voter Export from the Pennsylvania Department of State. What a mess. 25.45% of the registered voters in Philadelphia are male. 32.55% of the registered voters are female. The rest? Unknown.
According to my source, the City Commissioners recently voted unanimously to request an opinion from the City Solicitor’s office concerning campaign finance fines levied by the City Board of Ethics. Fines levied by the Commonwealth Department of State and the … Continue reading
I have recently completed a study of spending for both the Democratic and Republican central campaign finance committees in Philadelphia for the 2011 election cycle. The manner in which the two parties spend their money on ward structures is vastly … Continue reading