Kevin Acklin, the Republican running as an independent, has launched his campaign against Luke Ravenstahl, the Republican who passes for a Democrat (much like several others in the strange environment of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County politics). Dok Harris, the Democrat, also is running, but not as a Democrat.
Why so much interest in being on the ballot against the frontrunner? Perhaps an expectation that the likelihood of a severe stumble makes it worthwhile to take a shot at being the Election Day alternative?
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