Unofficial results showed Mr. Ravenstahl winning by 63 percent to 35 percent.
“Thank you Pittsburgh!” he shouted to a crowd of fans at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Responding to someone in the crowd, he said, “I love you, too.”
Fans? Not “supporters” or “backers” or “people forcefully ushered in from the street by Yarone Zober?” He is such a rock star.
You knew Lukey was going to win.
I don’t care if the Democrat candidate has a mullet, six teeth (wait, have all of Lukey’s teeth come in yet?), and a criminal record thanks to his penchant for drunkenly throwing bricks over the Parkway East when the Steelers lose … and the Republican candidate is Jesus.
This is Pittsburgh. The old ladies vote in droves and they couldn’t bring themselves to touch a Republican lever/button for all the butterscotch candies in the world.
The only way Lukey will lose is if he loses a primary to another Democrat. Just not Bill Peduto, okay?
Also? Mark DeSantis?:
He said he was “doggone excited and proud” of the result.
OMG. Did he just say doggone? Man, if he became mayor I so would have started the Mark DeSantis Doggone Drinking Game because that is awesome. More awesome? Daggum.
He thanked family, staff, organized labor and his “lovely wife, Erin, who keeps me grounded, who keeps me focused, who keeps me in line.”
Wow. Suddenly I have a picture in my mind of Erin Ravenstahl holding a whip and saying something along the lines of “Bad boy! No more proclamations for you!” She sounds fierce.
Erin Ravenstahl for Mayor 2009!
I bet she’d do something about the pigeons.