For example, Mitch Harper, a Republican running for the District 4 City Council seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Hayhurst, received a donation from Jeff Pruitt, a Democrat who contributes to the Fort Wayne Left blog.
“I consider Mitch a friend, and he’s a blogger,” said Pruitt. “More than those things, I think he’d make a great City Councilman.”
The other half of the quote was why I think Harper will make a good councilman - something I've shared privately with many readers of this blog. Harper has experience in government and is also an advocate for open government - he supported my letter to the Public Access Counselor for example. He also wants to get more people involved in the various boards and commissions that make up local government - especially younger people. I have nothing negative to say about Chris Stewart and I have a lot of respect for the guy since he took up the seat left vacant by Charles Langley.
But since the blog was brought up, by name, in the local paper I thought I should post something about it...