North Philadelphia ward leader Daphne Goggins celebrates after GOP ward leaders vote against reconsidering their endorsement of her candidacy for mayor. (Joe Hernandez/WHYY)
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Philly Republican mayoral candidate says she’s living with mental illness, ready to serve

Picking Goggins, a North Philadelphia ward leader, at a meeting on Feb. 20 aroused controversy when it emerged she’d been receiving Social Security disability payments since 2010.

Philly Republican mayoral candidate says she’s living with mental illness, ready to serve

Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 30 years.

He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the ‘net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics.

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