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Concession Speech of Mayoral Candidate Leonard Pierce

Concession Speech of Mayoral Candidate Leonard Pierce

9:42PM, November 4, 2008 Ladies and gentlemen, members of the press, Bill – hey, Bill. I’ve been asked, in light of the fact that I appear to have lost the race to become mayor of our fair city, to make a concession speech. This I am all to happy to do, as I have no…

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The Concession Speech of Mayor Joseph Wilders

The Concession Speech of Mayor Joseph Wilders

10:57PM, November 4, 2008 Ladies and gentlemen, fellow citizens, Democrats of our fair city, and all of you who have worked so hard with me these last four years: it is time to move on. We extend our congratulations to Councilwoman Cosgrove, who fought a hard campaign and achieved victory after initially being considered a…

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Mayoral Race – Some Numbers

Mayoral Race – Some Numbers

Well, that was certainly something, wasn’t it? With 99% of precincts reporting this morning, here’s how it all shook out: 61.1% (419,339) – City Councilwoman Maribeth Cosgrove (R) 36.6% (250,805) – Mayor Joseph Wilders (D) 1.5% (10,211) – Lewis Armstrong (Lib) .4% (3,025)- Leonard Pierce (Ind) .38% (2,610) – Louis M. Armstrong (Green) The polling…

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What You’re Voting For Tomorrow, Locally

What You’re Voting For Tomorrow, Locally

That’s right, tomorrow’s election day and, in addition to the presidential race, there are also many local races and issues to be decided, in what is expected to be a day of record turnout. A few items which will appear on (most of) your local ballots follow: Mayoral Largely between incumbent Mayor Joseph Wilders (D)…

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Friday Facts: Politics, Plumber, Pancakes

Friday Facts: Politics, Plumber, Pancakes

:: Republican City Councilwoman Maribeth Cosgrove currently has a nine point lead over Democratic incumbent Joseph Wilders in polls released this morning in advance of the mayoral election. :: City Treasurer Donald Munro reports that Mayor Wilders has spent $1,192 of his own funds on clothing during his current re-election campaign. An additional $29.95 in…

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Friday Facts: Hope, Change and/or Straight Talk

Friday Facts: Hope, Change and/or Straight Talk

:: The voter registration deadline for the November 4 election is October 6. Once again, your mayoral candidates- – Democratic: Joseph Wilders, current mayor – Republican: Maribeth Cosgrove, longtime City Councilwoman – Libertarian: Lewis Armstrong, local businessman – Green: Louis M. Armstrong, Watson University humanities professor – Independent: Leonard Pierce, former Fifth Ward Democratic party…

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Ex-Candidate Ron Paul Dis-invited

Ex-Candidate Ron Paul Dis-invited

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul was scheduled to give a speech this Wednesday at Watson University for several student political science classes, but the event has been canceled. Watson Students for Poli-Sci (WSPS) had booked the Congressman (R-TX) to come and speak back when he was still in the race, but hoped that his exit…

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Friday Facts: “Shall our city be given over to the terorists? [sic]”

Friday Facts: “Shall our city be given over to the terorists? [sic]”

:: Number of “informational” flyers distributed this week on windshields and utility poles in the Parklawn section, insinuating that mayoral hopeful and City Councilman Terence Williams was once married to someone who may or may not have had relatives who were of the Muslim faith: Approx. 2,000 :: Number of spelling & grammatical errors in…

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BREAKING NEWS: Actor Enters Mayoral Race

BREAKING NEWS: Actor Enters Mayoral Race

In a press conference this morning in the ornate lobby of the Chandler Building, actor William Atherton (Ghostbusters, The Sugarland Express) announced that he will be running as a democratic party candidate for mayor in May’s primary. The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise, as there had been no rumors about his entry into…

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