Where have you gone Joe?
Contrast with what Mark DeSantis got just 2 years later despite unified and vigorous support of his party leadership and significant $$ raised and spent on the election. I am just guessing it was 100x the $$ Joe spent. In the end he wound up with 34% despite running against a pretty bruised LR at the time. Some may remember all the bad PR over the previous year which certainly was responsible for a few of the % points over what Joe got in the previous cycle.
All comes to mind just because wonder if the Republican party will embrace its presumptive nominee for Mayor of Pittsburgh later this year. He certainly is a bit different from either Joe or Mark.. but no matter I suspect he will do better than, say, Harry Frost. Unless of course the endorsed Republican loses within the Republican primary as has happened in the past. Republicans can't really complain about losing elections locally when they lose within their own primary even. It means that even the few stout folks who remain registered as Republicans choose Democrats over their own candidates.
One question for any of the legal beagles out there. What happens if one of the D's loses in the D primary but wins cross-filed in the R primary?
One advantage Josh has is the quality pre-produced infomercial paid for by National Geographic no less: