Dwight Evans considers another run for Philly mayor

Perhaps the third time’s the charm?

A politician who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Philadelphia twice is thinking about giving it another try next year.

State Rep. Dwight Evans said the current lineup of candidates is more favorable for him than in 2007, when he finished fifth in the Democratic primary election for mayor. A self-funded millionaire and two congressmen were among his contenders. 

He believes he also has a better pitch than anyone else currently running for mayor.

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“I would have the most clear, concise message,” he said. “And that message would be one of a city of opportunity, a city of hope. And basically, the pathway to the city of opportunity is through education, economic development and energy.”

Evans said a recent survey he commissioned shows him placing second among likely voters in a Democratic primary, behind former District Attorney Lynne Abraham.

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