For months, there's been speculation in various circles about what Linda Mussmann might do in this year's mayoral election. Mussmann has been a mayoral wannabe for a decade now. She ran as a third-party candidate in 2001 and 2003 and lost to Rick Scalera both times. In 2005, her handpicked candidate for mayor, Dick Tracy, won the election (although Mussmann herself, running for Fourth Ward alderman, lost), and Mussmann was made chair of the Waterfront Advisory Steering Committee, tasked with getting the LWRP revised and adopted. Her performance in that capacity disappointed many of her loyal followers, and in 2007, the "New Progressive Democrats," who in 2005 had taken control of the Hudson Democratic Committee, endorsed not Mussmann but Michael O'Hara. Mussmann primaried O'Hara, and when she lost the primary ran anyway on her own Bottom Line Party, confusing things just enough to ensure that Scalera, who was running as a Republican that year, was re-elected.
Now the word is that Mussmann plans to launch a campaign to get Democrats to write in her name for mayor in the September 13 primary in an effort to snatch the Democratic line away from Nick Haddad. There's also the possibility, although there's been no word on this yet, that she may run as the Bottom Line Party candidate.
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