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Jeanne Clark goes negative… against Peduto?

The race for the open seat on Pittsburgh City Council that’s being vacated by Bill Peduto has stayed largely positive, before a couple of mailings from the Jeanne Clark campaign in the past couple of weeks. In the most recent one, she delivers Jack Wagner’s talking points against Peduto into his own district.  Wagner has…

Pgh Bloggers Respond to UPMC Food Bank Story

Earlier this week the Pgh City Paper wrote about the UPMC employee food bank… Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Pghcitypaper Thu, Dec 13 2012 09:13:05 0 likes  ·  0 comments UPMC opens food bank for struggling employees, misses point completely Employees of…

New Poll: What should happen to the Igloo?

With the end of the hockey season there has been a lot of discussion about what should happen to Mellon arena now that the Penguins will be moving to their new home across the street.  What do you think should happen to the Mellon Arena?  Please add your thoughts and ideas in the comments section…

Hoeffel in the mix on TV

The Joe Hoeffel campaign announced today that they are joining Onorato and Williams on TV. Here’s the ad: It has taken a while for this race to really start getting wide attention.  With plenty of undecided voters still out there, the compressed timeline may serve to level the playing field.  If the other candidates are…

What ever happened to the LGBT Advisory Committee and Propel Pittsburgh

The short answer to that question is – Nothing.  The PGH Lesbian Correspondent added another post about the yet to be announced Pittsburgh LGBT advisory committee.  She has blogged about this occasionally over the past year so we thought it would be interesting to see just how long this LGBT Advisory Committee has be discussed. …

Netroots Nation Take Aways

My biggest take away from Netroots Nation is that it’s not enough to elect Barack Obama President.  I have work to do in getting the change I want passed into legislation.  Right now, that means getting the Public Option passed into national healthcare reform. Monday I heard Arlen Spector on NPR saying that Health Coops…

What did you think of Netroots Nation?

Image by BuffaloPundit via Flickr Well alot has happened in the past few days… from President Clinton to Shepard Fairey – bloggers and guest speakers visited Pittsburgh and discussed all sorts of things. Here is some of the blog andmedia coverage of the Netroots Nation: Pittsburgh Business Times 2 Political Junkies – Quoted by the…

New Poll – Who are you supporting for Mayor in the November Election

The break is over – you have had 2 weeks to rest since the May primary election and it looks like the candidates are starting their engines for the race to the November elections.  Kevin Acklin is holding a campaign kickoff evene t tomorrow at the Pittsburgh center for the arts.  So we thought it…

Battle for Braddock

Image via Wikipedia There is a near showdown happening in Braddock around the mayor’s race.  The current Mayor John Fetterman is facing a challenge from a candidate who is supported by some of the Braddock council members. Here is the Post-Gazette article on the race: Braddock Mayor Has His Critics Here is a letter to…

#wheresluke

I have the theme song – where in the world is Carmen Sandiego – but more like Where in Pittsburgh is Luke Ravenstahl – but The Radical Middle has used the Where Waldo reference – that works too.  Looks like Mayor Ravenstahl has made some time in his schedule for a 3rd debate – he…

Committee In Chaos

Although it is not stated anywhere for the public to see, the purpose of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee is to endorse Democratic candidates for political office and follow up those endorsements with support. ACDC has long required its members to support the endorsed candidate and, on occasion, has forcibly removed people from office who…