Mar 21, 2017
Allentown's Republican Primary
I wasn't surprised when Luiz Garcia announced his candidacy. I had mentioned his interest on this blog before he made it official. Although Luiz survived the challenge yesterday in court, the real hurdle will be on primary day. There are very few registered Hispanic Republicans in Allentown. Those readers afflicted with political correctness may take some umbrage with this post. They might ask me to clarify if I believe that Republicans won't vote for a Hispanic, at least in Allentown. Frankly dear, I don't give a damn about political correctness. My point is that whatever cache Garcia might have with Hispanics, it won't help him in the primary. He's on the wrong ticket for that benefit.
Nat Hyman is strongest in the deep West End, where the party faithful largely reside. If Garcia would happen to prevail in May, he might well be a stronger candidate in the general election next fall. In the meantime, the publicity from Garcia surviving the challenge can only help his candidacy.