There is quite a bit to examine with fewer than eight weeks before voters go to the mayoral-primary polls.
So much, in fact, that we here at NinetyNine have again decided to present the money quotes from recent stories (both published and publish-pending) in quiz form. (Don’t worry, the answers are tucked away down below in italics.)
Your answer options: mayoral candidates Lynne Abraham, Jim Kenney and Milton Street; Tony Williams’ campaign manager Dawn Chavous; U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle and Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery Manager Michael Murphy.
1) “He couldn’t get in through the first floor, couldn’t get in through the second floor, couldn’t get in through the third floor, so that was a desperate attempt to try and get in through the attic.”
2) “This could have remained a Democratic seat.”
3) “The one thing that is important is I have strength upon which to build and the public recognizes my strength already. This is just going to reinforce it.”
4) “I am not an enemy of charter schools. I am a fan of public schools.”
5) “It’s good to see a candidate that realizes this is a young city.”
6) “The ad was designed for the entire city. The biographical information is to introduce the entire city to [his] family, and that clearly is a black family.”
1) Street to NewsWorks after fending off a challenge to his candidacy. 2) Boyle, reacting to the fact that Republican Martina White won his former state-house seat in Tuesday’s special election. 3) Abraham to the Inquirer about a poll that, commissioned by her campaign, named her as the front runner. 4) Kenney at Tuesday night’s education forum in South Philadelphia. 5) Murphy after candidate Doug Oliver stopped by his bar’s Quizzo night on Tuesday to field questions from players (story coming later to NinetyNine). 6) Chavous in response to assertions that the campaign’s first ad targeted “one segment of voters.”