Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
The “dogfight”: Jack Wagner, the former state auditor general and onetime Pittsburgh City Council president, holds a 7-percentage-point lead over Councilman Bill Peduto for the Democrats' mayoral nomination. And though the Trib poll shows Mr. Wagner's lead outside the polling margin of error for what's essentially the de facto general election, it also shows 20 percent of the electorate undecided in advance of the May 21 primary. Pollster Jim Lee sees a “dogfight.” And that's a healthy thing. At least for Democrats, that is.
Uh-oh: Here's a statistic not likely to make it into VisitPittsburgh's promotional materials — Pittsburgh is among the top 10 worst for personal budgeting. That's according to the inaugural Best & Worst Budgeters Study by Card Hub, a credit card comparison website. Among the best budgeters are those living in Boston and New York City. Joining Pittsburgh as among the worst budgeters are those in Kansas City and Las Vegas.
Sigh: The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to avoid their 21st-straight losing season. But they're not exactly inspiring confidence. Going into Monday night's late game in Arizona against the Diamondbacks, the Bucs were off to their worst start since 2006. The Pirates begin a 10-game homestand on Friday. First up are the Cincinnati Reds. Here's to there being no place like home.
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