Wait wait wait.....WHO is this girl?!?!?
Madam Harris was a Dem prior to this, and has indicated that she will re-register as a Dem following this, so are we supposed to consider this merely a "leave of absence" from the party?
One thing one generally does not see at the outsides of the 14th Ward precincts is the bullish sort of campaigner familiar in other areas of the City. You know the type - big, burly men, getting in voters' faces and insisting that their candidate is sure to win, shoving slate cards (sometimes even fake slate cards) in their hands, and warding off other campaigners as they open the polling place door.
I do not remember ever having seen one of those campaigners working on behalf of any candidate for whom I have voted; and I do not live in the 14th Ward. I'd like to think, and certainly hope, that the public nowadays goes to the polls knowing for whom they intend to vote, rather than being told by Committeemen or anyone else at the entrance to the polling place.
Nice. The 14th always turns out, but a contested council race and a favorite daughter judicial candidate (Eleanor Bush) probably contributed to the bump this year, along with Bill's run.
Wait. Rudiak won?! Didn't people see Lamar Advertising's billboards? Rudiak wants to tax billboards, people. BILLBOARDS.
A billboard tax is just the thin edge of the wedge! Next thing you know, there's a hammer and sickle on the City-County Building and your kids are all being trained in madrassas! What's next, soccer at Heinz Field?
As you mostly acknowledge, there are a lot of shades between smurfishness and monstrousness, and it's probably not even a one-dimensional spectrum. Traditional machine politicos love nothing more than to insist that in order to be consistent, progressives must forever be lying down, rolling over and exposing their abdomens. They usually complain about it with half a smile and a twinkle in their eye, as though they remember fondly what progressive entrails taste like.
Look to Shrek. Some monsters are loving and noble.
ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW!?! The 90's were all about paying $20 for 2 good songs. (3 if you like weezer) Why are you listening to non-singles off that album? Did your skip button break on your sony discman? Plus that video for singing in my sleep might as well have come out today... the way he reaches over a pile of CD's to dig out a cassette mix tape... it's like a hipster manifesto in a 4:25 video. GOSH ANDY! @kidurango
Yeahhhhh, that song's OK. That "Secret Smile" song straight-up sucks, though, and I think it was the second single from the album, wasn't it? NOT FEELIN' IT, PETE.
Nice round-up Chris. I had a friend call last night who said he was still on the fence and was concerned about Peduto's perceived difficulties in the black community. Thanks for knocking it down.
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Did you even listen to that whole CD Andy? Have you forgotten about singing in my sleep!?! that was SOLID GOLD! If this paper wasn't so free I'd ask for my money back! Love, @kidurango http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MELV6h9JPE
"Mr. Peduto is afraid to see a day in which all Pittsburghers are realizing prosperity.."
What an outrageous statement from Wheatley. Loosing more and more respect for him by the day.
Thanks. She was i.d.'d as Cross Barden and Cross Bolden down in the story. I missed the first reference to her as Maureen Bolden.
@ Chris Zurawsky -- I did ask her whether she was related to Frank Bolden. She said she was not.
Is Cross related to former famous Courier journalist Frank Bolden, or failed casino owner Don Barden? Either connection would be interesting.
"And we as an organization don't like to be brought into the political arena as pawns. That’s not what we’re about."
That's because the FOP prefers to go into the political arena as kings. But that shouldn't be what Pittsburgh's about.
I don't know if there is a more disgraced institution in the Pittsburgh area than the Pittsburgh police. Their endorsement should be poison to anyone who encounters it. Imagine if the Turnpike Commission endorsed someone.
Wheatley is polling at 8% and is partially (somewhat significantly) bankrolled by Chairman Ravenstahl, who is also running the campaign's most desperate and silly attack ads against Peduto. And he's part of Ravenstahl's Stadium Authority, and has toed the line on its exclusionary development practices. So you figure it out. Peduto actually has put forward more concrete proposals for addressing segregated opportunity in Pittsburgh than has Wheatley. That's one real reason Ravenstahl hates Peduto so much, that and the corruption allegations Wheatley has never bothered to make about this administration, scandal-plagued and stained though it has been.
I believe Pittsburgh is going to see a black Mayor in my lifetime, maybe soon, but in my opinion State Rep. Jake Wheatley does not remotely have the stuff.
why would this contractor make a donation to jack wagner's campaign if they have no relationship, as the campaign spokesman said? it makes no sense. i think rogers wants the gravy train that luke gave him to continue and is supporting luke's guy. i wonder how the wagner campaign got the employer wrong and listed the law firm of a person who said he didn't support the campaign. that seems a little fishy to me.
"And in a race where Peduto's camp has denounced attack ads financed by interests friendly to Wagner, is it hypocritical for Peduto to receive backing from an outside group financed by his backers?"
Aren't all candidates' funds from outside groups who back them? Can we make the comparison of what they say in their "phone banks" to the content of those negative ads? And does the PAC deny support for Peduto as Ravenstahl does of Wagner?
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