Interesting news out of Chicago from yesterday's municipal elections that could bring inspiration to the crowd of candidates running for Philly City Council (there's so many I just assume everyone I see at any campaign event is a candidate).
From today's Chicago Tribune:
In the worst election night for City Council incumbents in more than 15 years, three aldermen lost their jobs Tuesday, including Ald. Burton Natarus (42nd), the colorful, veteran alderman of downtown Chicago. ...
Another 11 council members appeared headed toward the runoff election in April after failing to win a majority.
I didn't realize Chicago had elections yesterday until a phone conversation this afternoon with Dwight Evans' campaign manager, L. Maurice Daniel. Talking on another topic altogether (more on that tomorrow), Daniels brought up the change in the political landscape in America in recent elections, with anti-incumbency movements in both national elections and in Harrisburg.
Without having even looked, he guessed that yesterday's Chicago elections would bring the same results.
Could Philly be next?