The council is ranking the candidates.
Here is how they ranked them:
I asked Harrison about ranking Salwan #1. He said he liked Salwan’s business experience. He also said he hadn’t read the blog today, although I don’t know if that would have mattered.
You can make the argument that it’s a politically astute vote for Harrison. As a former Republican, he’ll have to try a little harder when he runs for mayor in 2012 to show the local Democrats that he’s a true Democrat. Salwan is well connected with the party, so now Harrison can say that he was the only council member to pick one of the true-blue politically active Dems for council.