Remember how Not Running Again City Councilman (NRA) tried to intimidate a candidate for his seat into not running?
Primo stepped into that fray and supported the woman who was running. He also had a beer with the other candidate, whom we shall call Candidate B.
I met Candidate B. Nice guy. Nothing wrong with him. But Woman Candidate was very clear and strong in her message of Let's Stop This Crazy Re-Zoning Required Development.
After Woman Candidate won, Primo sent a message to Candidate B, saying he ran a good race and Primo's support of Woman Candidate was not personal against Candidate B. He suggested Candidate B and he get together for another beer.
Candidate B did not answer the beer question, but wrote back that Primo had not "seen the last of [Candidate B]."
Which Primo takes to suggest that Candidate B might primary Primo for the State House.
To which I said, "But he couldn't even win the City Council seat!"
To which Primo answered, "But he would get the developer money behind him for this race."
We both sighed.
Developers. Big Money. Must money always win in politics?