Abraham, Williams hit speed bumps in race for Philly mayor

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    It’s been an eventful 24 hours in the Philadelphia mayoral race.

    Tuesday night, one candidate, former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, collapsed on stage during a televised debate. On Wednesday, another candidate, state Sen. Anthony Williams was cited by the Philadelphia Ethics Board for violations of the city’s campaign finance laws.

    Newsworks Tonight host Brad Linder and WHYY senior reporter Dave Davies discuss the two events and just how much they have shaken up the race.

    One thing is for certain, it’s been a good week for candidate Jim Kenney. An endorsement by prominent African-American political leaders had him off to a good start this week; the Abraham and Williams incidents can only help his standing.

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