Since Democrats Rita Mercier and Dave Nangle had the nerve to cross party lines, Left in Lowell and especially Jack Mitchell has been attacking them.
Jack’s latest rant includes “Rita Mercier is likely safely reelected, though she may not finish #1, as she has the 6 elections” and he shows a graph were the #1 ticket Topper has lost votes (that happens when people don’t vote Jack)
If I were Jack I’d be more concerned about his binky the Mayor than I would about a person who has topped the ticket 6 times in a row.
Rita’s Vote total like everyone’s went down when people stayed home but while she lost 1577 votes in her 8th election for council the Mayor lost 1185 votes in his quest for a 2nd term. (In her quest for her 2nd term Rita GAINED 2137 votes.)
Being Mayor usually cost you a few votes, just ask Jim Milinazzo who went from 5711 in 2009 to 3365 in 2011.
Your Bromance buddy Bill Martin might also show you some cause for concern Jack. He went from 5642 votes in 2009 to 3692 votes in 2011 losing a whopping 1950 votes while hanging on for 6th place for the 2nd time in a row.
So don’t worry about Rita, she will again TOP the ticket, you need to be more worried about your two binkies and where the mayor’s press aide ends up when his term finishes.
On 2nd thought, you don’t have to worry about her. My guess is the manager hires her to be his full time press secretary. After all he already has his own blog!