Bob Brady could be bounced from the ballot due to his failure to list his city pension on the financial-interests statement he filed with his nominating petitions Tuesday, the Daily News reports.
This week, a group of candidates up against City Council incumbents called on Democratic leaders to refrain from the sportof challenging nominating petitions on mere technicalities. I have followed discussion to the same effect on my favorite blog, Young Philly Politics.
Bob Brady’s camp seems to disagree with the young progressives, saying challenging nominating petitions is a part of the political process.
Brady’s petition error adds an interesting twist to the discourse; I am interested to see what the community has to say about whether Brady’s petition should be challenged or not. The emotional, anti-Fumocrat, down-with-machine-politics part of me is very excited that Mr. Brady may have gotten beat at his own game.