What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 27, 2012

The election is over (Prez), the election is just beginning (Mayor)

Chances are if you're a Democrat in the City of Pittsburgh, you saw this in the past couple of days:
Either you got a mailing, you got an email, you went to the website, or you saw a tweet about it.
While no one has yet formally declared they are running for Mayor of Pittsburgh, City Councilman Bill Peduto filed the paperwork necessary to run back in September; current Mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, said he was seeking reelection earlier this month; and Controller Michael Lamb said he will be running yesterday. There will also be dueling parties in NYC next month during Pennsylvania Society weekend for Bill and Luke.
As a longtime Peduto supporter, I of course urge you all to go to billpeduto.com and hit those 'Donate' and 'Volunteer' buttons!
We're a 5 to 1 Democratic city -- can we please also be a progressive one?!
*** Obligatory Disclaimer: As everyone should know by now, I've been working part-time for People For Peduto since 2010.


Conservative Mountaineer said...

Please explain to me..

What EXACTLY is a PROGRESSIVE? As opposed to a Liberal?

And,, how in the world does this matter in City elections in a lower-tier City? [News Flash - Pittsburgh is not quite the force you yinzers think it is.]

Ol' Froth said...

Just worried that Lamb will split the anti-Luke vote.

CM, because conservatives succeeded in making "liberal" a dirty word, many of us rebranded as "progressives" but the term has been politically synonomous with liberal since Teddy Roosevelt's time. ALso, while you might night think much of the city's mayoral election, 2PJ is a Pittsburgh based blog.

Nine-El said...

Party in NYC??? Guess there is campaign money to be raised. That hand in yunz pockets is the progressive pol ... An insatiable appetite. We have spent 7 tril since the sixties to irradicate poverty. The pros want 84b in taxes from the rich in the short term. But what the progs really want is massive transfer of wealth....get your hand out you 47%ers.

Nine-El said...

..... Er a ...Eradicate

Maria Lupinacci said...

Nine-El: Yes, NYC because that's where The Pennsylvania Society has *always* held their dinner as it was started over a century ago by people from PA living in NY.