Anthony Hardy Williams in the last days of a mayoral-primary campaign [gallery]

In the days since a surreal press conference on a Center City sidewalk, mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams embarked on a hectic final-push campaign schedule.

A rally where East Germantown meets West Oak Lane. A “hug-a-vet” event at an American Legion post in Southwest Philly. A citywide motorcade. The requisite Melrose Diner drop in and Sunday services. And, among other events, a Black Clergy rally.

If you believe polling and campaign narratives, which the state senator says he doesn’t, the campaign push was a futile effort. But what photographer Tracie Van Auken saw at a couple of those stops did not involve any white towels being thrown into the ring.


  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

Doug Oliver hits the subway in pursuit of votes 

A day after fainting, Lynne Abraham hits the campaign trail morning through night 

Nelson Diaz on his plan for victory and getting heard in a crowded mayoral crowd 

On the campaign trail with Jim Kenney

Milton Street meets voters during North Philly campaign effort

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal