Quiñones-Sánchez running for third City Council term without Democrats’ backing

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 Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is seeking a third term without the backing of Philadelphia's Democratic Party. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is seeking a third term without the backing of Philadelphia's Democratic Party. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

A Philadelphia councilwoman seeking re-election to a third term has been stood up by her party. 

The city’s Democratic Party did not give Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez its endorsement for re-election. Instead it gave Manny Morales, a Democratic committeeman, its blessing to run. Quiñones-Sánchez, who said she has never gotten the party’s support in an election, said she is not surprised.

“I’m the future of the party,” she said. “Candidates like me who represent the Democratic values, who have a progressive agenda, who understand that legislating is about getting to the win-win with the competing interests. I’ve demonstrated all those things.”

Quiñones-Sánchez, who has run her own slate of candidates against the party in the past, said she plans to do it again this time around. She’ll make up her own ballot that her street workers will give out within the 7th District she represents.

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