“Close” Mayoral Election Produces Democratic Victor…

Again [Percentage of the electorate, Republican – red, Democrats – blue] I know it is hard to imagine but Luke Ravenstahl’s 63%-35% landslide victory over Republican challenger Mark DeSantis was actually the closest a Republican has come to winning a Pittsburgh Mayoral election since 1965....

Quote of the Day

I have to admit that I carry a tinge of guilt related to the fact that Comments From Left Field is categorized a “Pittsburgh blog” but I rarely comment on Pittsburgh politics. That being said, I play in that sphere and try my best to keep up to date on local issues. No current issue is bigger...

Gabrielle with Elizabeth Edwards

Gabrielle Tedesco with Elizabeth Edwards Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena, Labor Day 2007 The Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh is quite an event as you can imagine. The relationship between Labor and this wonderful city goes back at least 120 + years to the formation of AF of L trade union’s founding in...

Pittsburgh Blogfest 11

I can’t believe there have been eleven of these things and I have not been since the first. Anyway, if you are a blogger and you are from Pittsburgh I hope to see you there. WHAT: Pittsburgh Blogfest 11 WHEN: Thursday, August 9th, 2007, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and beyond! WHERE: Finnegan’s Wake (near...

Time for Ravenstahl to Show What He is Worth

There is a big-time Democratic mayoral primary coming up in May and the current occupant of the office needs to prove to the city of Pittsburgh that he is more than just the accidental mayor. One opportunity to prove his medal is heating up as I type. The Pittsburgh Penguins could easily become the Kansas...