Hilarious! And right in my very county council district!
Allegheny County Councilman Matt Drozd says he's abandoning the Republican Party and running as an independent write-in candidate after losing the primary election.
Speaking from the courthouse courtyard, Mr. Drozd said he was targeted by a deceptive mailer from opponent Tom Baker that insinuated he voted for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, popularly known as "Obamacare."
If local Republicans are so stupid to believe that a local county council votes on federal legislation, then they're going to get the kind of candidates they deserve. Meanwhile, if Drozd can run as an independent, he'll likely split the Republican vote, throwing the race to the Democratic candidate.
I know in the city of Pittsburgh, if you run in a party primary, you cannot run in the general as an idenpendent, but I have no idea if that applies to the county as well.