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What else might a Senate race purchase?; Pa.’s T-Swift Ticketmaster bother; Philly Pops is shutting down | Morning roundup

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What else might you get for the price of Pa.’s Senate race?

Pa.’s race for U.S. Senate was the second-most costly in historical past. Between candidate campaigns and outdoors orgs, the whole spend was about $375 million.

  • What else might you get for that sum? Statewide housing repairs and development, for one factor. Or a Bryce Harper-caliber baseball participant for a decade. It could cowl metropolis employee extra time!

Jordan Levy runs by some comparisons that assist grok how a lot it actually is, and breaks down how the political cash really obtained spent.

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AG trying into Ticketmaster’s T-Swift ‘bother, bother, bother’

After years of individuals complaining about charges and glitches, Ticketmaster could face authorized motion as a result of it messed with the mistaken group: Taylor Swift followers.

  • Pa. Legal professional Common Josh Shapiro is one of the officers trying into the snafu, which noticed Swifties expertise widespread issues in the course of the pre-sale of tickets to the pop star’s first tour since 2018.

Shapiro is beginning by soliciting shopper complaints concerning the situation. Asha Prihar has extra on the state of affairs followers simply can’t shake off.

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  • Some argue Philly is just too various to decide on one thing as constricting as an ordinary burger — but when there was one, what wouldn’t it be? 5 cooks supply solutions.

MAYOR WATCH

The City Affairs Coalition celebrates 53 years of coordinating group organizations with a breakfast on the Pa. Conference Heart, the place Mayor Kenney provides remarks (9 a.m.). He then steps over to a different a part of the constructing to kick off Philadelphia Marathon weekend, which is predicted to convey 30,000 runners to city (11:15 a.m.).

ON THE CALENDAR

🥯 To have a good time the opening of a second location in Fishtown, Bagels & Co. is giving freely free bagels with a schmear with somewhat assist from native influencer Bran Edelman. (8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19)

🧤 The Artwork Star Vacation Craft Bazaar takes over Rivers On line casino with 80 native distributors providing prints, knits, and loads of quirk — all for a $3 entry payment. (11 a.m to five p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20)

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