The Dowd campaign is claiming victory by 81 votes. I don't think the phrase Red/Blue ward divide exactly applies, but it is startling how close the split is, of democrats in District 7 who care to vote on nice days with no serious mayoral or county executive challenger running. Besides, I wouldn't care to assign the red or blue label to either campaign (we're all *democrats* here, all campaign bluster aside). Still, if the Dowd campaign sees anyone named Chad hanging around, get rid of 'em. Don't need that.
Seriously, although I think the post is already staffed, I think councilman Bodack should be considered for the head of the Mayor's service center. Just my two cents. Maybe Senator Ferlo can talk to Rendell's people and find a post for Mr. Bodack. It would be a good thing.