Mayor Ravenstahl is getting some heat for supporting Anthony Coghill in the District 4 City Council race. Coghill did not receive the endorsement of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.
Huh. I've heard rumblings that the Mayor is “disappointed” he did not receive the endorsement of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. Other rumblings suggest that there is concern about fallout after the primary. It has come from multiple directions so this latest news about the Mayor is interesting.
Let's hope he shows some consistency by respecting Democratic groups that don't adhere to the ACDC endorsement. Just like he isn't. Fair is fair, right?
I don't think Steel City should endorse the Mayor in the general election because there is no membership vote for that endorsement. Pressure to do otherwise is undemocratic and would make me suspect of the value of the process. Damage control is not in the best interests of the members.
Let's hope the organization stays true to the vote.
The other usual “thuggery” is alive and well in Pittsburgh politics. Sigh. These family feuds to get their proteges into office are just ridiculous. The machine needs a good ass kickin at the ballot box.