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.

2 Comments:

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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