Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Million Dollar Baby

What does a $million (or 2?) buy you?   Raja at the moment coming in 0.03% behind what one Robert Howard is polling against Chelsea Wagner for County Controller.   and I can't begin to tell you who Robert Howard is.  I would have guessed he of Happy Days.

Is it really that hard for Republicans in this town to ever again mount a credible county-wide campaign of any kind? I mean, even Larry Dunn once pulled off a victory.

update:  Yeah, curiosity got the best of me.  Robert "Bob" Howard is a real guy, or at least has a campaign web site.  Problem is that large parts of it are still under construction. There's always tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PG endorsed Howard. That might help explain his relatively good showing compared to Raja. There might also be an anti-Wagner vote out there. All in all, no surprises locally and no close races. A bigger yawner than usual. And oh yeah, the library tax passed. Whodda thunk it?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 9:57:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

I'm also thinking there was some anti-Wagner sentiment (in part left over from a serious and somewhat negative primary contest) balancing things out.

But still, the fundamental point remains--the Republican brand right now is in terrible shape in Allegheny County. I for one don't think it is a mystery why.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 10:54:00 AM  

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