Mrs. Harris may not have broken voting rules, but she definitely wore her Wagner regalia - t-shirt and buttons - in full sight as she paraded into the inside of polling places where voters were casting votes, and she said the name of her candidate while inside, thus breaking the rules of electioneering within polling places.
Did anyone check her poll-watching certificate to see whether she was even allowed into the precincts? I know many of them checked mine! Those who did not know me had to ask for whom I was watching, as my campaign items were covered up while inside.
According to county records, Harris did NOT vote in the primary.
According to county records, Harris did NOT vote this Tuesday.
Haha, so she couldn't have voted for Vagner!
There real question is whether Darlene voted in the primary?
Legally speaking, she wouldn't have been able to vote for Jack, right?
Did Harris vote on Tuesday?
"In 18 states, like Pennsylvania, independents can't vote in the primaries or caucuses."
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.
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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"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.
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