Rustlings in Saidel's wake
Both men said they wanted to expand the mandate of the office beyond its bean-counting function, generating ideas to solve Philadelphia's problem of job and population loss.I'm guessing that the former is the favored candidate here, given an endorsement by Dougherty and the description that he was "standing on a stage that groaned under the weight of the Democratic leaders backing him." heh.
Confession: I have to admit that I can't tell how regional candidates rank the various state, local, and national positions. Is City Controller really a step up from State Rep? Is Mayor more exciting/powerful than U.S. Rep? Is it just nice to work in the city where you live, or is Philadelphia the be-all and end-all for those who grew up here? Mysterious.