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100+ people ran for City Council at the height of anti-Rizzo furor. Could it happen again? | Clout

August 31, 2018

When Frank Rizzo was mayor in 1979, 101 Democrats ran for City Council at-large. Could President Trump inspire a similar backlash?

By Staff

It was 1979, and Frank Rizzo was the loathed and loved mayor of Philadelphia.

Six months earlier, he’d tried and failed to change the City Charter so he could run for a third term. Liberals, young people, and African Americans were incensed — and empowered.

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