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How Pa.’s biggest political campaigns are reaching Latino voters

Heading into the home stretch before November is usually when campaigns start to engage Latino and Latina voters in a last ditch effort.

  • Latinos are the fastest-growing demographic in Pennsylvania, so we looked at what the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and Senate have been doing to reach this group.

Here’s what BP’s Beatrice Forman and WHYY’s Kenny Cooper found about the Latino voter efforts of Shapiro, Mastriano, Fetterman, and Oz.

L to R: Senate candidates John Fetterman (Democrat) and Mehmet Oz (Republican); Gubernatorial candidates Josh Shapiro (Democrat) and Doug Mastriano (Republican) Credit: AP Photo

Phillies fans celebrate with fireworks, cheers, and pole climbing

With Philly Elmo leading a drumline through crowds that swelled to surround SEPTA buses flashing “GO PHILLIES,” the city erupted in cheers last night.

  • After Bryce Harper lived up to his $330 million contract hype and hit a bomb homer to put the home team up late, the Phillies head to their first World Series berth in over a decade. (Game 1 is Friday in Houston.)

Jubilant shouts and fireworks filled the city, and our photographer was there as people flooded Broad Street to celebrate — and yes, to climb a few poles.

Crowds converge on Broad Street after the Phillies beat the Padres in the NLCS Credit: Nathan Morris / Billy Penn

Procrastinator’s Guide to the November election in Philly

The midterm elections are upon us, and the Billy Penn Procrastinator’s Guide is here to help. Scroll through this cheat sheet to all the candidates and charter change questions, then bookmark it for easy access when you complete your mail ballot or head to the polls on Nov. 8.

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The story you didn’t read

Highlighting good BP articles few people clicked on ?

  • Voters aged 18 to 29 had the lowest turnout of any age group in the 2020 general election, so NextGen America is getting ahead of the statistics for Pennsylvania’s midterms with a new campaign: Hot Girls Vote.


Mayor Kenney joins Office of Homeless Services Director Liz Hersh and federal officials from HUD at City Hall for what they tout is an important announcement about homelessness in Philadelphia (10 a.m.).


? Irish theater company Inis Nua hosts a pop-up performance at Fergie’s Pub. The $30 tickets for “10 Dates with Mad Mary” include a meat or veggie pie. (6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26)

?️ Artist Deborah Kass, who created the big OY/YO sculpture, comes to the Weitzman Museum to discuss the role of art in modern society. Tickets are $18. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27)