Philly Open Thread; Mayor Nutter Wins 2nd Term

There were very little surprises in Philadelphia tonight as Mayor Nutter cruised to re-election. The fear of Republicans that they would lose the 10th city council district did not come to fruition.

The biggest surprise of the night was that Al Schmidt won the GOP seat on the City Commissioners beating long-time commissioner Joseph Duda.

The race for the last GOP at-large city council seat is in doubt because there are precincts still to be counted and the race is within 150 votes. Al Taubenberger leads David Oh in that race but it might go to a recount.

Dennis O’Brien, former speaker of the Pa. House Of Representatives won a plurality of the Republican votes for the at-large city council seat and will claim one of the two minority seats on the council.

11:00 pm: The race between David Oh and Al Taubenberger is getting very interesting. Taubenberger is only up by 130 votes with 4% of the vote left to be counted.

10:40 pm: 90% of the vote is in

Al Schmidt is now cruising toward victory in the GOP City Commissioner Race.

Dennis O’Brien is cruising toward victory for the GOP At-Large City Council Seat.

The race for the 2nd GOP seat is very close. Al Taubenberger leads David Oh by 196 votes.

9:50 pm: About 70% of the vote is in:

Al Schmidt is leading the GOP Race for City Commissioner by 4 percentage points over Joseph Duda.

Dennis O’Brien and Al Taubenberger are leading the GOP race for City Council At-Large, David Oh is about a 1,000 votes behind Taubenberger.

9:45 pm: 10th District of City Council Update:

Brian O’Neill, the Republican, has 57% of the vote.

9:35 pm: 55% of the vote is in:

Stephanie Singer and Anthony Clark are cruising. Al Schmidt has a lead in the GOP City commissioner race.

Dennis O’Brien and Al Taubenberger barely lead the GOP field for the At-Large City Council Race.

9:20 pm: About half the vote is in:

Stephanie Singer and Anthony Clark are cruising. Al Schmidt has a 4,000 vote lead in the GOP City commissioner race.

Dennis O’Brien and Al Taubenberger barely lead the GOP field for the At-Large City Council Race.

9:00 pm: AP has just called the mayor’s race for Michael Nutter, he will win a 2nd term.

8:50 pm: 12% of the vote is in:

Mayor Nutter has 73% of the vote

Stephanie Singer and Anthony Clark continue to lead the City Commissioner Race.

The leaders on the GOP side of the At-Large City Council race are David Oh and Dennis O’Brien but it will go to the wire.

The GOP race for City Commissioner is VERY close as well.

8:35 pm: A little more than 1% of the vote is in:

Mayor Nutter is getting 70% of the vote

Stephanie Singer and Anthony Clark are getting close to 40% for City Commissioner

Bill Green and James Kenney are getting 17% of the vote (Democrats); Joseph McColgan and State Rep. Dennis O’Brien have the early leads but by a thread.

8:20 pm: First two precincts report (very early returns):

 

Candidate Name Party Votes % Of Total Votes
BROWN, KAREN REPUBLICAN 21 10.40 %
NUTTER, MICHAEL A DEMOCRATIC 169 83.66 %
RAHMAN, WALI INDEPENDENT 12 5.94 %
Write In, 0 0.00 %

Election Category: CITY COMMISSIONERS

0.12 % 2/1687 Precincts Completed.

Overall winner(s) Denoted by Winner vs Runner(s) up

Candidate Name Party Votes % Of Total Votes
DUDA, JOSEPH J REPUBLICAN 10 2.83 %
SCHMIDT, AL REPUBLICAN 8 2.27 %
SINGER, STEPHANIE DEMOCRATIC 164 46.46 %
CLARK, ANTHONY DEMOCRATIC 171 48.44 %
Write In, 0 0.00 %

Election Category: COUNCIL AT LARGE

0.12 % 2/1687 Precincts Completed.

Overall winner(s) Denoted by Winner vs Runner(s) up

Candidate Name Party Votes % Of Total Votes
OH, DAVID H REPUBLICAN 13 1.46 %
O BRIEN, DENNIS M REPUBLICAN 12 1.35 %
MCCOLGAN, JOSEPH M REPUBLICAN 6 0.67 %
TAUBENBERGER, AL REPUBLICAN 8 0.90 %
UNTERMEYER, MICHAEL W REPUBLICAN 5 0.56 %
REYNOLDS BROWN, BLONDELL DEMOCRATIC 171 19.24 %
GREEN, BILL DEMOCRATIC 173 19.46 %
GREENLEE, WILLIAM K DEMOCRATIC 158 17.77 %
GOODE JR, W WILSON DEMOCRATIC 178 20.02 %
KENNEY, JAMES F DEMOCRATIC 163 18.34 %
JOHNSON, RICHARD INDEPENDENT 2 0.22 %
Write In, 0 0.00 %

8:15 pm: Still waiting on the first returns to come in.

8:00 pm: The polls are now closed in Philadelphia. Returns should be coming momentarily.

12:00 pm: PhillyClout: If It Is Election Day, It Must Be The Famous 4th Street Deli

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If it is election day, we must be at the Famous Fourth Street Deli in Queen Village, where politicians and their supporters swap the gossip they’re hearing at the polling places. Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers arrived early to stake out tables at the popular deli.

Early gossip: Local 98 political director Bobby Henon, a Democrat running for the 6th City Council district, entered to cheers and people calling him councilman.  Henon, running against Republican Sandy Stewart, predicted that he would get “easy 80 percent” of the vote today.

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | No Comments