Why is Jim Kenney’s giant head on sticks around Philadephia today?

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The Famous 4th Street Deli featured the normal mix of politicians and candidates this afternoon for lunch, aaaaaaand one candidate’s head on a stick. Gotta love Philadelphia elections!

Who had the crazy idea? Kenney’s campaign said one of the unions backing Kenney made the cardboard cutouts. It was probably Local 98, Johnny Dougherty’s union, considering the other cardboard head joining Kenney’s was Kevin Dougherty, who’s running for judge.

A sea of Kenney and Dougherty faces in front of Famous 4th St. Deli. #electionday #nextmayorPHL #Philadelphia

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Nobody from Local 98 was available for comment. We’ll update if we hear back from them and find out why they decided to make cardboard heads.

Giant cardboard heads are a common sight at sporting events, and a few have apparently been made for politicians. Protesters in Portland made giant heads of City Council members to rally against a fuel storage facility. And the website Fathead has a whole section of “luminaries,” featuring faces of people like Warren Buffet, Joe Biden and much more.

And you can make your own. So the other 2015 mayoral candidates missed out.

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