Just moments ago, the Daily News’ William Bender offered up the scoop of the day regarding the mayoral race. I’ll let Bender take it from here:
Queena Bass just walked into the lobby at 801 Market Street to tell us she is running for mayor as a write-in candidate.
Philly Clout is kind of busy today with other stories, so we didn’t have a chance to delve into why she is running. We offered to give her a call later, but that was not possible.
“We don’t have a phone,” Bass said.
So many questions.
In any event, I wrote a piece about Bass’ “looooong-shot” candidacy for office in 2007. You can see that here. She faced similar media issues then, as you can see:
“If TV [news] did its job, everybody would know that I was the first in the race, and not Michael Nutter,” says Bass, who declared her intentions last year. “If they leave me out, it’s as if I don’t exist. But I’m out there, and I have an army of supporters this time! We need a clean slate in City Hall; there are too many of the wrong people in there now. We need people like me who have compassion.”
Anyway, if you’re reading this, Queena, NinetyNine works out of 150 N. Sixth St., so stop by. We’ll make time to hear why you’re running again.