It’s common to hear presidential candidates or those running for statewide office asked to affirm their allegiance to a particular party.
But when local candidates on the same ballot are asked to defend themselves against charges they aren’t Republican enough, has the national rhetoric permeated too deeply?
We pose that question to Todd Barton this week on Ask The Mayor.
Also on this program, we ask whether election year partisanship might be hurting the city’s ability to hire people to keep up its website better than it has been.
Instead of hiring the kind of talented young people like Mayor Barton wants more of in the city, are party standard-bearers beating down that effort with bluster about reducing the size of government?