GOP's candidate missing in action? - PittsburghLIVE.com Sometimes they vanish immediately after their failed campaigns, sometimes during them. The common denominator among recent Republican mayoral aspirants is that, politically speaking, the utter futility of their bids causes them to evaporate like steam.
'I'm not going to disappear,' James Carmine vowed shortly before being trounced by Mayor Tom Murphy in 2001. Has anyone outside the Carlow University classrooms where he teaches philosophy heard from him since?
I pick up the phone. I do outreach. I know about Carmine now -- and I even put a bit on a recent blog entry about Professor Carmine. Since you asked, I provided an answer.
Carmine is going to put his energy into helping Mark Brentley, Sr. beat Sala Udin in the Dems primary in the City Council District 6 race. That race might be a three way race and there are sure to be others in the hunt too. A Republican is on the ballot and a friend is going to run as an Independent. So, there are many putting in efforts to unseat Sala.
By the way, I'm a former GOP candidate for mayor. But Eric, no sense in letting truth get in the way of a good story.