"...the Post-Gazette is doing a great job of reprinting Ravenstahl’s press releases."That comment was made about this P-G article which reports that people are signing up to volunteer at Luke Ravenstahl’s campaign website -- http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us.
Oops! Sorry! That's the URL for the City of Pittsburgh's website but one could be forgiven for mistaking it for Luke's own site as the home page contains his name three times as well as a revolving gallery of pictures of the mayor and a featured picture of him.
His actual campaign website is http://www.lukeformayor.com.
To call it short on content would be kind as it consists of a picture of our young mayor looking like he's borrowed his father's suit jacket (he's swimming in it). Other than a sign up page for volunteers, there's nothing else there. It's about as no frills as was his campaign announcement. As Bill Green noted on John McIntire's Flip Side show earlier this week:
No big crowd, no balloons, a surprise to reporters... what up?According to the Ravenstahl’s campaign coordinator, Necia Hobbes, 300 people have signed up to volunteer for the campaign of a sitting mayor who is supposed to be considered hot, hip, and popular.
So let's contrast that with the pre-campaign efforts of someone who hasn't even announced yet.
Last month, a crowd of 250 people actually showed up in person at the Shadow Lounge to support Councilman Bill Peduto for Mayor. They overwhelmed the venue and spilled out into the street. They each promised to find 20 other supporters.
That did not make the papers.
This Monday will see a second pre-campaign Peduto event:
Bill Peduto Pre-campaign Event
Monday, December 11th
7:30 - 9:00
One Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Expect another big crowd, but probably not so much in the way of the press . . .
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