Young Philly Politics reports that the PA Supreme Court has officially removed John Braxton
, a progressive candidate, from the Democratic roster of Philadelphia City Controller primary contenders. Inquirer columnist Tom Ferrick recently argued
that this case, involving a candidate that he likes, is a critical test of the state's dedication to its own disclosure laws. So I guess that "the people won" here, even though the political spectrum may be that much more poorly represented in this race.Update:
here are the official news stories in Wednesday's editions of the Daily News
and the Inquirer
. Some speculation about whether Braxton will try to run as an independent, but it seems unlikely to work.