There are a number of interesting City Council races in Tuesday’s election that may come down to the wire.
District 2, Frank Brown vs. Ben Gray could be a nail biter.
District 3, Chip Maxwell vs. Chris Jerram, the battle of St. Cecilia vs. Holy Cross as the OWH has chosen to call it, features another Republican who could beat a Dem in a Dem district.
District 6 has incumbent Franklin Thompson battling City Hall veteran Walt Peffer, who comes at Thompson from whatever party will have him — though we still think Thompson will take this with some ease.
But the one that the commenters like to rant and rave about here on Leavenworth Street is District 5, Jean Stothert vs. Jon Blumenthal.
Ordinarily, we would treat this race like the blow out that it has shown to be. Stothert beat Blumenthal 65% to 35% in the primary. The matchup hasn’t changed since.
Oh sure the Police and Fire pension issue has come up in various ways. And Blumenthal actually has a little money to get his counter message out.
But we don’t see any real reason why the numbers on this race should change.
Let’s put it this way: If Blumenthal should get to within 5%, or even (gasp) win, we would put the Blumie campaigners as a likely Pols of the Year.
But, come on. Likely?
We’re guessing that some of you have opinions on these races.