Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Republican Candidate Launches Blog

James Pivnichny's to-do list for Monday apparently read, "Toss hat in ring, launch blog."

Click here to read more about the only Republican in the mayoral race.

This is going to be a long and possibly bitter campaign season now that the candidates have officially declared themselves. The mayor has been campaigning since last summer and Adrian Mapp began several weeks ago. The other five Democrats are Martin Cox, Carol Ann Brokaw Boles, Bob Ferraro, Tom Turner and Rebecca Kelly.

Only two Democrats are vying for the Fourth Ward seat, Bridget Rivers and Vera Greaves.

Let's hear what each one has to say. The only contest in the June 2 primary is among the Democrats.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dems look like a field of spoilers. That will help "Sharon!" Bummer.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure party affiliation is very meaningful at a local level. Al MCWilliams was a Republican initially and then a Democrat. He was going to switch parties once again to run against Sharon. Perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to denigrate the one lone Republican running in Plainfield.....he may actually have something of value to bring to Plainfield. Can't do any worse than the Democrats that have run Plainfield into the ground over the past decade or two....

11:04 AM  
Anonymous C.S. said...

I'm interested in hearing what he has to say.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McWilliams actually did switch parties again after losing the Democratic primary in 2005, and the local Republicans were holding a place on the ballot for him. But there's a law that says that if you lose a party primary you can't switch parties and run for the same office in the general election.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Mapp couldn't find anyone willing to run with him for the 4th ward council seat. I'm not surprised.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Cox, Ferraro, Turner, and Kelly couldn't find anyone either to run with them for the 4th ward.

7:32 PM  

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