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Re: “Seeking Council: Two candidates lead field of five in race to represent District 7

Tom Fallon is a great guy, but he just doesn't have the volume of support to win this race. Not a chance. Any poll I've seen, although certainly not fully representative of the entire voting population, has shown it is clearly a race between Gross and Ceoffe. And, as for previous comments here about political power, Gross is the only candidate with any political backing. She has the full support of the politicians who would like to see her in that seat as a means to push through legislation without a fuss. She has a fully functioning, staffed headquarters at her disposal, while Ceoffe's campaign runs from his dining room table with 100% volunteer support, aside from a minimally compensated webmaster. No paid staffers. And, Ceoffe *definitely* has talked almost exclusively about his abilities as a community advocate and prior experience out in the neighborhoods. He is very open about his visions and plans. I've been to or watched on video all of the forums thus far, and I have not once heard Ceoffe drop a name of a political ally or reference any connections he has. Not once. The only machine here is the one being created by Peduto and his allies, from which Gross is most certainly benefiting. And I totally get Peduto's motivation for doing this, after years of strained relations at the council table. But, Ceoffe has made it very clear that he supports Bill and a majority of his ideas, and did reach out to him before anyone had even heard of Deb Gross.

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Posted by Frankly on 10/17/2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “District 7 forum goes on without Gross

Agreed. Deb Gross is a joke of a candidate. She's done nothing but hide behind her political supporters until she finally spoke to a tiny group of residents at the Stanton Heights community gathering last night (NOT a forum or debate), and from what I understand, she didn't say much except that she is the endorsed Democrat. Who cares about that when she was endorsed by such a tiny margin and under very suspicious and shady circumstances? The three independents running have all been lifelong Democrats. Her claim is completely irrelevant.

Not only that, but she's now completely white washed her Facebook page, removing any remnants of posts or comments that don't uphold her false perceptions and facade. Luckily, some of us were smart enough to catch some screen shots. For a piece of the truth, check out the top post here: You might need to view it as fullscreen.

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Posted by Frankly on 09/19/2013 at 9:50 AM

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