PoliticsPA’s Up & Down: 10/22 Edition
Gov. Rendell – First, Gov. Rendell goes on CNN and calls Democrats “wusses” then any chance of a Marcellus Shale compromise falls apart. It was a bad week in the Governor’s Mansion.
Bryan Lentz – Bryan Lentz took a huge political risk this week in a tight campaign and admitted the role he played in getting Jim Schneller on the ballot. Very few other politicians would have come clean in similar situations.
Dan Onorato – Even Dan Onorato, who many had counted out in the Governor’s race is making the race interesting in the final 2 weeks. It will be interesting to see if this is an aberration or whether the unions will encourage enough voters to go to the polls to help Onorato pull the upset.
Mayor Ravenstahl – Two big losses for the Pittsburgh mayor this week, first, he lost his battle to lease parking in the city and then he announced that the state may take over the city’s pension plan as a result.