Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Independent Jumps on Mayoral Ballot

Franco “Dok” Harris, son of the former Steeler great Franco Harris, is running for mayor of Pittsburgh. Harris says his campaign will be clean, and that he will set federally suggested campaign contribution caps on his race. He says he will focus on the issues, especially those of the city’s illegal gun trade and aiding entrepreneurs. Harris says the city needs to end the political cronyism that defines the current administration. His ideal is to make Pittsburgh the “city of yes.”
There are 2 other candidates on the ballot for the mayoral election in November: Democratic incumbent Luke Ravenstahl, who also won the Republican nomination in the May primary, and independent Kevin Acklin, an attorney from Squirrel Hill.

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