February 3: Campaign finance-palooza | Condo market tightens | Phasing out tokens

Anthony Williams emerged as the top fundraiser as the 2015 campaign finance reports trickled in yesterday. Ken Trujillo placed second in the money race, even as he’s exited the race. Trujillo can’t transfer all his money to his favored candidate, but he’s hinted that an independent expenditure effort may be in the offing.

Williams’s backers are investing $250,000 into an independent effort.

Overall fundraising numbers are pitiful compared to previous elections, says Patrick Kerkstra. Paul Steinke and Blondell Reynolds Brown were the big winners in the At-Large field, and Kenyatta Johnson fought Ori Feibush to a draw in fundraising totals, and each raised about as much as many of the Mayoral candidates.

Tight market conditions in Philly’s condo market are boosting asking prices according to MLS data.

Elizabeth Fielder notes the new SEPTA turnstiles at City Hall station don’t accept tokens. People will be able to exchange them for entry, but can’t insert them directly.

Aaron Wiener makes the case that DC statehood should matter to everyone who cares about good urban policy.

Angie Schmitt picks apart the details in President Obama’s new transportation budget proposal.

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