Looks like Local 22 is going to have a big decision on its hands in November if Bob Brady wins the Democratic primary: The union also endorsed Republican Al Taubenberger, according to the Public Record.
"I am overwhelmed by Local 22's endorsement," Taubenberger said. "Our firefighters and emergency care professionals put their lives on the line for us everyday. I am honored to have them stand with me."
In other law enforcement mayoral race news, take a look at this interesting poll over at Domelights, the message board for local men in blue.
Brady, endorsed by the FOP, comes in third behind Michael Nutter and Tom Knox. Nutter leads with 61 percent of the nearly 100 votes cast so far. Unscientific, of course, but it may say a little something about the power of endorsements. That they're not always that powerful. (Take 97 votes for what they're worth; the real poll is May 15, as they say).
Brady gets 10 percent of the vote, Evans 2 and, shockingly, Chaka Fattah pulls down 0 votes.
The Public Record also endorses Brady and compares him to Street Sense. Both Fattah and Nutter have already compared themselves to Street Sense. Who's the real Street Sense? You decide.