From the Burgh Chair, Luke Ravenstahl's lobbyist and former campaign manager Paul McKrell gets into it with Darlene Harris/Bruce Kraus/Natalia Rudiak campaigner Matt Merriman-Preston (over our story on mayoral coattails):
Paul McKrell on his Facebook page:
"Tim McNulty's right. In the end, Pgh is by definition a "strong mayoral form of government." With respect to some great people who make up the majority of council, that isn't bitter/obsessed with becoming mayor, & that will be augmented by an independent voice from the 5thCD, a Mayor doesn't need council to govern. Never has. Never will. But it sure does help to be able to have a conversation."
Matt Merriman-Preston's response:
"Enjoy it for the next two years."
"Thanks, Matt! We will enjoy it for as long as we want to."