In a bit of surprise, Jim Noble has announced his intentions to seek reelection for Alderman-at-Large. I must confess that I thought he would run for Jeanette Provenzano's legislative seat.
Now, a long term incumbent will battle an even longer term County Legislator for the Democrat line and possibly other lines.
This has the potential to be an incredible race. The anti-Gallocrats have already started their nonsense by taking cheap shots on the Daily Freeman web site. Although I expect Jim Noble will resist attacking his opponent, his supporters, i.e. the Anti-Gallocrats, will not resist. Expect comments from Hoffay and other anti-Gallocrats to be absolutely vicious.
Calling a winner on this one is very difficult. Jim is a nice guy with a lot of support. Jeanette is well respected, more experienced, and is related to at least 1/2 the city. It is the type of match up that politicos dream about.