Well, that ginger talk that came from Larry Krasner, the Democrat running for District Attorney can finally be put to bed, because it didn’t work. On the heels of some divisive comments from Krasner supporters at his victory rally, campaign spox Ben Waxman leapt in to tone things down in hopes of having the general election being a drama-free formality come November.
Beth Grossman, a former Democrat who spent much of her public career working in the District Attorney’s office is Krasner’s challenger in the fall. A Kensington native who now lives in Germantown, she has been touring the city speaking to community groups over the summer during a time when most of the Democratic City Committee leaves down for shore vacations.
Beyond the FOP endorsement; Grossman has been lapping up support from state police and minority police associations.
Krasner has received one police endorsement from the Guardian Civic League, who in the primary race had backed Richard Negrin, the FOP-endorsed Democrat. Krasner and billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros together spent $33 per voter in the Philadelphia primary election campaign according to a tally by BillyPenn. Depending on how much more Soros is willing to spend, the Philly DA’s race is on target to cost more than most Philadelphia mayoral elections.