|Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams|
|Local Businessman Chuck Brewer|
I don't envy Walker. This may be his toughest challenge to date. How to get this one solved is going to take whatever skill he has as a party chair. Williams isn't the choice of the party. That has been made clear by Brewer's emergence. Williams may, however, prove to be the better candidate because of name recognition.
Kyle Walker can't simply go in and attack Williams, either. After all, as one of the members of Mayor Ballard's Administration, that would be like attacking the judgement of the Mayor. He's going to have to let this one play out, I think. Williams, a veteran politician, knows it.
The poor guy in the middle of all this is probably Chuck Brewer. I'm sure someone talked him into running and putting his life and business on hold. Now this. What a welcome to politics.
This one's going to be interesting for a while as it unfolds, and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Hogsett is probably content to watch.