TONY COGHILL & more ward politics

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8 thoughts on “TONY COGHILL & more ward politics

  1. Anonymous

    Yes, Coghill, the new face of progressive politics! Uh wait, wasn’t her the Ravenstahl ally that tried to take out Rudiak?

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    1. Bram Reichbaumbramr101 Post author

      True, Coghill is a politician. His experience in 2009 with the incipient Committee for a Better Pittsburgh seems to have been a catalyst for growth as a character.

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    1. Anonymous

      Or someone who apparently sends around anti-gay emails. Oh well, the face of progressive politicians is now simply anyone who doesn’t like Ravenstahl, Wagner or firefighters.

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      1. Bram Reichbaumbramr101 Post author

        I’ve seen a couple of comments pop up about that, is there anything to link to?

        EDIT/ADD – I don’t think Coghill has any particular reputation as a progressive, but this is politics and the enemy of my enemy is something something.

      2. Anonymous

        It was in the post gazette. Although, looks more like he is reported to have said that rather than been caught in an email.

        But Mr Wagner played one more card in his dispute with Mr. Coghill before leaving the stage. He distributed copies of a Twitter message in which the author, identified as @pittsburghpolitical, claimed that Mr. Coghill had used a homophobic slur in referring to Mr. Wagner. Jim Sheppard, who would unsuccessfully run against Mr. Coghill in the ward balloting a few moments later, claimed that Mr. Coghill had used the the words in a conversation about Mr. Wagner.

        Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2014/06/30/Wagner-ousted-as-19th-Ward-Democratic-chair/stories/201406300211#ixzz36b6rvE7V

      3. Bram Reichbaumbramr101 Post author

        Oh right, thank you. I remember noting that Twitter account @pittsburghpolitical did not exist before that one tweet, and looked to have been created only to convey that one thing. Not exactly credible enough to bother making paper copies of it and passing it around…..

        …. but of course Jim Sheppard backed up the story. Weird. I don’t know.

  2. Anonymous

    who knows. As much as people might not like Coghill, i also get uneasy with any game of “I heard…” But, truth be told, in politics things are always deeper. I think this has less to do with Ravenstahl and Peduto and more to do with just getting rid of Wagner. I suspect a couple other South HIlls politicians are more behind Coghill than Peduto’s team.

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