Thursday, April 14, 2011
Like Democrats, Republican At-Large Race Presents Alpha Problem for Slate
On Monday, I was able to examine the May 3 Republican Primary Ballot. Like the Democrats, the slated candidates in the Republican Party Primary will have to fight the alphabet.
If Republicans go into the voting booth on May 3 and vote the first four candidates for At-Large City County Council, the Republicans will nominate Jocelyn-Tandy Adande, Jackie Cissell, Michael Kalscheur, and Barbara Malone. Incumbent Angel Rivera would be the slated candidate left out.
Of course, Jocelyn-Tandy Adande is a perennial candidate for something and party means little. She's run for Mayor as a Democrat. She's run for other offices as a Republican. She was a former campaign manager for Democrat Bob Kern when he lost in his bid to unseat Dan Burton.
I can't imagine Republicans will be turning out in droves for this election with very little to decide on their side at the top of the ticket, so if Adande can muster some support, she might be able to get enough to prevail in a pick four out of five race.
Rivera should be ok as an incumbent, but, like the Democratic side with six candidates running for four slots, you never know until you know.