Dwight Evans in the news today with attempts to woo Philadelphia's gay voters. He cites his record of opposing "defense of marriage" amendments, professes support for a gay judicial candidate, and promises to support several measures to protect gay couples from discrimination.
Milton Streetpromises to drop out of the mayoral race if he can't draw at least 5,000 fans for a March 1 rally. Of course, he's supposed to be getting signatures between now and then to get on the ballot, so I hope he has *some* troops on hand...
At-Large Council candidate Andy Toyintroduces himself over at YPP (and discovers that few ideas go unchallenged in that increasingly busy environment).
At-Large Council incumbent Jim Kenneyalso stops by, to talk about the value of 311 service (for non-emergency city service questions).
The Daily News notes first volleys in the Sherriff's race, as well as first questions about campaign finance limits in this race (that probably hasn't merited scrutiny most years).
The DN opinion page says candidates are getting ahead of themselves in worrying about changing police residency requirements to help recruitment; they argue that the costs and other logistics of hiring a heap of new cops need to be considered first, from the challenges to an already crowded legal system to the merits of other parallel solutions.