Skip to main content

View Diary: Mayoral Malarkey: A Guide to the Big City Mayor Races of 2013 (103 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Update 4/1 (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Darth Jeff

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting this afternoon that Lamb will drop out.  It really is basically going to be Peduto vs. Wagner.  

    •  Thanks for letting me know! (0+ / 0-)

      I'll update the diary accordingly.  Do you agree this probably gives Wagner a boost?

      23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

      by Jeff Singer on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:40:21 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I'm just going to wait until its official first (0+ / 0-)

        Just in case it turns out the campaign has some weird April Fools Day joke or something.  

        Btw this is hilarious.  This is either a very funny April Fools Joke or this mayoral race is a lot more violent than I thought:

        Michael Lamb will announce Monday his plans to quit the Pittsburgh’s Democratic mayoral primary. A source close to the City Controller cited his embarrassing performance Saturday night in a brawl outside the White Eagle Inn on Carson St.

        “Mike thought he had a strong base on the southside, that he could count on voters’ support down there,” said the source. “But to his dismay he heard most of them cheering for Jack [Wagner].”

        The two entered the establishment around 10:45pm on Saturday. A police report said the incident started over the use of a pool table and escalated from there.

        23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

        by Jeff Singer on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 10:44:08 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  I'm sure you saw (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Darth Jeff

          the cross-post on the Live Digest but PoliticsPA has been posting some really funny stuff today that is even funnier if you're familiar with Pennsylvania and its politics.  In all seriousness, there have been some rumblings in the local media in the past few days about how Lamb dropped the ball as City Controller during the whole business with the police department that has now led to the federal investigation, and that may have been a contributing factor.  

          I think this does help Wagner, because Peduto has a ceiling, and probably doesn't get to a plurality without at least two other decent candidates splitting the non-Peduto vote.  Wheatley may be the X-factor at this point, because he has barely campaigned at all, and has probably no shot of winning, but is familiar to at least part of the city and may do well in a couple of neighborhoods.  

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site