Jun 28, 2017
The Ray O'Connell Do-Over
A week ago I posted how Ray O'Connell is apparently going to wage a write-in campaign for mayor. Yesterday, Bill White used much the same material for his Morning Call column. Both White and Bernie O'Hare think that O'Connell will be the spoiler guaranteeing Pawlowski's victory. What gives that viewpoint more weight with me is that Scott Armstrong comes to the same conclusion.
However, I think that the outcome could be different. Hyman will take all the Republican voters, although they are in the minority. Pawlowski and O'Connell will divide the Democratic vote, perhaps allowing Hyman to still prevail.
Bill White asked O'Connell if he was indeed running as a write-in, and Ray replied, "I have not made a decision yet." Although, I'm unsure of the election outcome, I do take O'Connell's answer as a yes.