The HUDDLER is not surprised to see Patrick Dowd enter the Mayoral race. For all of you"party" insiders out there... The HUDDLER is assuming that DOWD is not going to attempt to obtain the party endorsement? The HUDDLER keeps on trying to learn the rules of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, but likens it to learning the game of "bacharach" after a night of too many pints....
Patrick Dowd has NO TRACK record on City Council. He showed up for meetings. BUT- DOWD is hardly MAYOR material. This is just the HUDDLER's opinion. Our current Mayor - Luke Ravenstahl, (the HUDDLER hopes this kid was smart enough to change his name back - since FOOTBALL season is now over, much like the Mayor's D II kicking career) has been a "DRS" on more than one occasion, and despite his sound bites is NO FRIEND OF ORGANIZED labor. Tsk. Tsk. Michael Lamb, maybe you SHOULD have ran? The Huddler would have volunteered for that race!
The HUDDLER is highly disappointed lately in City-wide politics. Thankfully there will be some good City Council races this spring.
SPEAKING of City Council races... Can some of you out there in the Burghosphere help the HUDDLER out ? Who is Rob Frank? The Huddler knows the basics. Does he have a chance against Councilwomen Smith?
Also- word on the street via the south hills neighborhoods - Natalia Rudiak continues her push for City Council. The HUDDLER expects to be eating a proverbial foot soon, as the HUDDLER had Patrick Reilly as an early favorite in this race.