There is quite a bit to examine with exactly six days before Philadelphia voters go to the primary polls.
So much, in fact, that we here at NinetyNine have again decided to present the money quotes from recent stories in quiz form. (Don’t worry, the answers are tucked away down at the bottom.)
Your answer options: Mayoral candidates Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney, Doug Oliver, Milton Street and Anthony Hardy Williams; and one-time mayoral candidates Sam Katz and Ken Trujillo.
1) “Nope. Can’t afford it.”
2) “I’d prefer to walk in a park, as opposed to a street, simply because it gives me solitude and I enjoy that moment where you’re in greenery.”
3) “Anthony Williams should not be mayor but not for the reasons stated by [Mayor Michael] Nutter.”
4) “Touting new ways to tax Philadelphians as a qualification to be mayor is not a history that compels me.”
5) “It’s my story: The American dream.”
6) “In the past I felt a powerful desire to serve in this role. But to pursue the mayoralty of Philadelphia demands a burning passion for the job. I had that passion in the past. I recognize the difference today.”
7) “Please don’t give up on your city. Don’t vote because you need government. That model has changed. Vote because government needs you.”
8) “Of course, you have to be careful to not hurt churches.”
1) Abraham, on whether she backs efforts to bring the Olympics to Philadelphia. 2) Williams, on walking-route preferences. 3) Street, on the blowback to Williams’ assertion that he would not keep Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey in his role. 4) Trujillo, on why he chose to endorse Kenney. 5) Diaz, when asked about Western Civilization’s positive contributions to the world at Global Philly’s ‘Globally-Minded Leadership‘ mayoral forum. 6) Katz, on why he won’t run in the general election. 7) Oliver, on reaching voters. 8) Kenney, when asked about taxing nonprofits at the East Falls Community Council mayoral forum.