Apparently the Dowd campaign is going to stage one more media event, challenging Councilman Bodack (unfortunately referred to as "Lenny") to a debate "Tomorrow night at 4326 Butler Street - in the heart of Lawrenceville - at 7 PM". This is following a separate press release where they detail some new developments
In this separate, prior, press release, they enclose a letter from John Tarka of the PFT which says:
“I have reviewed a May 10, 2007, City Council District 7 campaign letter from Mr. Len Bodack in which your honesty is challenged. The letter suggests that the PFT endorsed Mr. Bodack because of concerns about your honesty.
The PFT has not found fault with your service as a member of the Pittsburgh Board of School Directors, and the PFT has never had cause to question your honesty and integrity.”
Fair enough, doesn’t say why the PFT didn’t endorse Dr. Dowd, but he has talked about that in the past on the Burgh Report.
There is also a jpeg of a letter apparently from Councilman Bodack in the press release. I'm not going to retype it, but it doesn’t spend a lot of time with Dr Dowd, although it does call him a liar in boldface. The letter uses city stationary, which I'm not sure is appropriate for campaign mail. Remember the Redd-up crew. Maybe it’s ok but I would wonder if the City Solicitor’s office would have an opinion. The press release also suggests that timesheets and back up weren’t kept for work done by Robert Kramm for Councilman Bodack, and there are footnote numbers, but no actual footnotes. And it reminds us Councilman Bodack never did respond in writing to the request for information request filed three working weeks ago. Anyway, looks like things are heating up a bit.