Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd said Monday he will run against Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in the May 19 Democratic primary.
Dowd, 40, of Highland Park, said Pittsburgh needs greater "leadership," but he wasn't prepared to talk specifics. (Trib, Jeremy Boren)
No leaderhip? No wonder he needs time to get his head together.
As of Dec. 31, the mayor had $816,573 in his campaign war chest; Dowd's account held $2,715; and Robinson's contained about $1,000, according to campaign finance records.
When I asked Dowd months ago about his thoughts on making a run, he said one thing he'd definitely need to do is build a campaign war chest using the grassroots, techroots, fastroots Obama model. Wouldn't it be something if by the time he announces, he gets to say that he's already doubled or tripled his cash on hand, without actually yet having asked anyone to donate? I can honestly say that'd be a real feather in the Internet's cap, that's for sure.
This will be the last you'll hear about it from us, I promise.