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NEWS
October 30, 1998
Bob Brady for Congress. Bob Brady for Congress? It's a hard endorsement for this Editorial Board to make, for obvious reasons. Mr. Brady is the epitome of the big-city party boss, successful at securing votes and sealing political deals, but without the policy-making skills one would expect in a member of Congress. If this race were only on issues, voters in the city's First Congressional District would do well to go with Libertarian John Featherman. He's an issues guy. Can't get enough of them - to the point that it's hard to get a word in edgewise in a discussion about HMO reform, drug policy or environmental regulations.
NEWS
January 4, 2010
IT'S NOT too early to recommend Bob Brady as the best candidate for mayor of the city again because he's Philadelphia's "Person of the Year. " Brady acts alone in problem-solving, saving taxpayers from the unjustified salaries of self-styled "experts" who do nothing. Brady independently troubleshoots at all levels of government without a fancy resume and degrees, and has never failed at any problem placed before him, or any to which he volunteered to help resolve. Electing Brady, with his skills in mediating contract disputes, ameliorating political spats among his partisan peers and his use of common sense where political correctness has no practical value would be the best move for citizens of a city to whom he's clearly shown his love.
NEWS
October 18, 2011 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Edgar "Sonny" Campbell learned that his grown son had been hit by a stray bullet a few weeks ago, he rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He arrived to find someone else already there: U.S. Rep. Bob Brady. "He stayed the whole time," Campbell said. "He talked with the hospital administrators to make sure my son got everything he needed. That's the kind of friend he is. " Brady, the city's Democratic Party chair, is white. Campbell, its secretary, is black.
NEWS
August 25, 2009 | By Tom Infield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bob Brady likes to tell the story of the time he refused a call from the president. Brady was at his office on Haverford Avenue one night hearing the problems and desires of constituents - not as a member of the U.S. House, but as Democratic leader of the 34th Ward. Before him sat a widow in tears. She was having a nasty problem with her toilet. Brady was about to tell her that he'd send over a couple of guys when a committeeman stuck his head in and said President Bill Clinton - this was back in the '90s - was on the line.
NEWS
July 21, 2011 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady said Thursday afternoon that he will be presenting a check for more than $26,000 to the Overbrook Monarchs, the youth sports organization that lost thousands of dollars' worth of equipment last month. The team's sports equipment, as well as cooking equipment for game-day concessions, was stored in a trailer at its field at 66th and Callowhill Streets. Numerous items were taken, and others were damaged or destroyed during a burglary. The Monarchs were facing the possibility of a canceled football season because of the loss.
NEWS
April 27, 2012
IT WOULD HAVE been an expense-account report to make my editors and the new millionaire owners (how you doing, guys?) very happy. I wanted to take U.S. Rep. Bob Brady out to dinner Wednesday night after his return from Washington, and it wouldn't cost a cent for him. Brady would not eat because he's on the weeklong Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge, organized by the Coalition Against Hunger and the Jewish Federation. The gimmick: Enlist celebrities to help illustrate how hard it is for the poor (including children, elders, the disabled)
NEWS
November 8, 2012
BOB BRADY, the city's Democratic Party chairman for 26 years and a member of the U.S. House since 1998, is finally ready for his close-up. Brady, who was easily re-elected to another two-year term Tuesday, made the political rounds during the general election with a camera crew following closely. Brady said that Larry Platt , former editor of the Daily News and Philadelphia magazine, pitched a reality show on his life since Brady's not as "stuffy" as most members of Congress.
NEWS
April 28, 1998 | by William Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
In a plush townhouse law office near Rittenhouse Square, under a gleaming chandelier, rich wood paneling and a woven tapestry of fox hunting, the roughly 80 lawyers and politicos had paid $250 a head to munch on egg rolls and shrimp tempura. It was just another night for Philadelphia's likely future congressman, Bob Brady, and his march toward his staggering goal of raising some $500,000 in just one month. The barrel-chested Democratic party boss was in a jovial mood when a reporter asked him about the money drive.
NEWS
January 24, 1998 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lucien Blackwell is out. Bob Brady, apparently, is in. That was the word yesterday as the political landscape in Philadelphia shifted dramatically. Blackwell, who served in Congress from 1992 to '95, announced in the fall that he planned to seek the First Congressional District seat vacated in November by Rep. Thomas M. Foglietta, who went off to become U.S. ambassador in Rome. Brady, the city Democratic chairman and a close friend of Blackwell's, had been dithering for weeks about whether also to run. He had said he did not want to split the party.
NEWS
October 7, 1997 | by William Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
Former U.S. Rep. Lucien Blackwell was unceremoniously tossed by the voters in his Philadelphia congressional district three years ago. Now he wants to run in the district next door - in an election that hasn't even been announced yet - even though he doesn't live there and may have to face a close and powerful political ally. He has no apologies for any of that. "God wanted me to return home to Philadelphia," said Blackwell from the pulpit of the North Philadelphia church where he formally announced yesterday that he's running for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Tom Foglietta.
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NEWS
January 22, 2016
GUESS WHO jumped on the bandwagon of reformers and others critical of City Commission Chairman Anthony Clark? Democratic Party Chairman Bob Brady. Brady told reporter Claudia Vargas this week that Clark was an "absolute disgrace" and should step down as chairman of the three-member commission, which oversees election operations in the city. Clark has long been criticized for his work ethic - more precisely, his lack of a work ethic. Rarely seen at his office in City Hall, Clark has no city cellphone and no email contact with the office.
NEWS
December 31, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Rep. Bob Brady, the Philadelphia Democratic Party chairman, recently stirred from his slumber to accuse Attorney General Kathleen Kane of being "asleep at the switch" when she spiked a corruption investigation involving five city Democrats. He said he lacks confidence in her fitness to serve as Pennsylvania's chief law enforcement official. It's about time Brady publicly noted the scandal raging within his own party. Even though his comments were carefully constructed, open to multiple interpretations, and oblivious to his own responsibility, they suggested that the Democratic establishment is at least a little embarrassed by recent events.
NEWS
August 9, 2013 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
U.S. REP. BOB Brady convened a "working group" of political, tourism and labor leaders yesterday to launch his push for Philadelphia to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016. A big question to work on: Who pays for what, if the city hosts the big show? Brady, who spoke with the media after the private meeting, seemed to take seriously Mayor Nutter's concern about the effort's cost. Four times, Brady said the city would not have to spend tax dollars to host the convention.
NEWS
March 16, 2013 | By Allison Steele and Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writers
In the wake of a grand jury report depicting a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission awash in bribes and bid-rigging, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady is vouching for his man. His man who worked at the turnpike, that is. Brady (D., Pa.) said Thursday that "one of the most honorable people I know" is Melvin Shelton, his longtime friend and political ally, who now faces theft charges for alleged personal use of a turnpike car and falsifying of work hours. "He told me he did nothing wrong, and I believe him," Brady told The Inquirer.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Parx Casino will give $250,000 each year to sponsor the Philly Cycling Classic in 2013 and 2014, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady said Thursday. Parx will be the name sponsor for the June 2 race, which just weeks ago was thought dead for this year after previous organizers were unable to find new sponsors. Parx is joined by New Penn Financial, which will contribute $100,000 for 2013. Also, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will contribute $50,000 this year, and Sunoco $25,000. This year's race is expected to be shorter than the traditional one but will retain its key feature, the climb up the Manayunk Wall.
NEWS
February 1, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
PHILADELPHIA will have a bike race this year, and it will climb up the Manayunk Wall. The new 2013 race, dubbed the Philly Cycling Classic, will be organized by a nonprofit team of sporting-event professionals, cycling advocates, business and community leaders, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady said Thursday. After David Chauner, founder of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, said there would be no race due to rising city costs and loss of sponsors, Brady met with other local elected officials, cycling enthusiasts and corporate leaders.
NEWS
January 27, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
AFTER A DAY full of meetings with elected officials, corporate representatives and community and cycling groups, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady said Friday that he was hopeful that there might be a 2013 bike race in Manayunk after all. "I don't want to lose 2013," said Brady. "I'm a traditions type of guy . . . salt pretzels and all of that. The bike race is known throughout the country as a great bike race. Everyone loves the [Manayunk] Wall. " Organizers of the famous annual Philadelphia International Cycling Championship said this week they've have been forced to cancel the race because its biggest corporate sponsor, TD Bank, has pulled out. Brady plans to soon begin fundraising to revive this year's race.
NEWS
January 26, 2013
Former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo was back at his Kentucky federal prison Friday after a visit to a nearby hospital to investigate three heart blockages discovered during a checkup. Doctors have recommended that Fumo, 69, have heart bypass surgery to deal with one, in which an artery is 95 percent closed. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D., Pa.) said he had talked to members of Fumo's family, who said they were trying to determine where to have the surgery. Fumo's family had hoped to have him treated at a hospital in Philadelphia, but that will be difficult because he is a federal prisoner.
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