George Matta's full-bore assault on Chelsa Wagner's petitions (filed by the Network's legal department) deservedly dominates Petition Challenge Deadline Day news, but the more interesting point might be the substantial number of planned challenges that apparently were not filed by today's 5 p.m. deadline, in races that included Pittsburgh City Council (although Darlene Harris reportedly found objectors to at least two opponents' petitions, sketchy petitions filed by other mayoral soldiers were not challenged), Allegheny County Council and Allegheny County Executive.
UPDATE: A commenter's assignment of responsibility to the Ravenstahl camp for the objections to Oberst and Wilson in InsolvenCity council district 1 seems correct. The lawyer who filed those objections also filed a challenge to Jason Phillips in district 5. It also appears that someone challenged George Matta's petitions in the Allegheny County Controller race.
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