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Jan 31, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty is the most powerful pol in Pennsylvania who's never won an election. Despite investing more than $1 million in a 2008 run for state Senate, Dougherty lost so badly that his political foes in South Philly felt emboldened to chant, "Doc is dead!"

The grave-dancing proved to be premature. The man who's led Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Philadelphia for a quarter-century has only grown more powerful, amassing unrivaled influence...