On Closer Examination . . .
Whoops. Ward 3 council hopeful Robert Gordon recently claimed to have the endorsement of the Northwest Current, the ubiquitous free weekly that reaches more than 30,000 readers. But editor and publisher Davis Kennedy said Gordon should have read that editorial a little more carefully.
What it said was that Gordon and rival Mary Cheh "stood out among all the other candidates" in the crowded race to replace council member Kathy Patterson, Kennedy said. But then it went on to note that Cheh has a better grasp on citywide issues, leading the paper to "lean slightly for Ms. Cheh."
Kennedy said Gordon apologized for the mix-up.
This hasn't prevented the candidate from putting the endorsement stickers on his literature and touting it in his door-to-door campaign stops. See my previous entry on this subject, regarding remedial education.