Davies on Vince Fumo, Sam Katz and super-PAC funding

 Former state Sen. Vince Fumo, who was convicted of a long list of corruption charges in 2009, said he's against giving labor leader John Dougherty any more power, which means opposing former City Councilman Jim Kenney. (AP file photo)

Former state Sen. Vince Fumo, who was convicted of a long list of corruption charges in 2009, said he's against giving labor leader John Dougherty any more power, which means opposing former City Councilman Jim Kenney. (AP file photo)

Spurred on by a Daily News story about disgraced former state Sen. Vince Fumo’s anyone-but-Jim-Kenney stance in the mayoral race, one question occurred to WHYY’s Dave Davies: Is he trying to help or hurt his former aide from South Philly?

 

His take?

 

Fumo, who was convicted of a long list of corruption charges in 2009, said he’s against giving electricians union leader John Dougherty any more power, which means opposing former City Councilman Jim Kenney.

Translation: It’s really hard to glean hints of motivation from a Facebook post and quick quote from Fumo (besides, of course, the fact that old beefs with Johnny Doc die hard.)

Also touched on in Davies’ latest post: Thoughts on three-time Republican mayoral candidate Sam Katz deciding he won’t try an independent run for mayor this fall, and “a chart summarizing the 2015 fundraising and spending of the three super PACs and six candidates in the Democratic mayoral primary.”

Check it all out via this link.

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