Republican Momentum in Mayoral Races?
With polls closing in Charlotte, now's as good a time as any to pass along a point that my colleague Alan Greenblatt made today: ...
With polls closing in Charlotte, now's as good a time as any to pass along a point that my colleague Alan Greenblatt made today: Republicans could have a nice little run in mayoral elections, especially if you're generous in who you consider a Republican.
They already won the mayor's office in Democratic-leaning Albuquerque in October. They have a chance to win today in Charlotte and St. Petersburg, Florida, both Democratic-leaning cities that have open-seat races (both, though, were held previously by Republicans).
Then, in New York City, you have Michael Bloomberg, who is either a Rependent or an Indepublican. Plus, Mary Norwood, the front-runner in Atlanta, is the least Democratic of the top candidates (though not necessarily a Republican).
I don't know that there's any grand significance to that -- and Democrats may win these contests -- but at least I guess it means that voters in Democratic cities are open to considering candidates who aren't Democrats.
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