Braxton Bumped Out of Controller RaceJohn Braxton, a progressive candidate for the Democratic nomination for City Controller, was removed from the ballot this morning by the PA Supreme Court.
Braxton's financial disclosure forms were challenged by his opponent, Allan Butkovitz, a month or so ago. Braxton was initially allowed to stay on the ballot after a panel of Common Pleas judges told him that he only had to fix the forms.
That decision was apparently reversed this AM by the state Supreme Court. While ethics laws are important, Braxton's removal is a real blow to democracy.
With Braxton gone, that leaves only one competitive race at the top of the ticket and only one progressive campaign to rally around, which is, of course, Seth Williams for DA.