I was working on the Dave Buhler for Mayor campaign. His very creative website And we WAS the Doer, and lost only because he wasn't the Democrat. We lost about 35% to 65%, which is less than we would have hoped, but at least we didn't spend 600k and only get 8%, with a total of about $250 per vote like the guy we trounced in the primary. Trib story on race Really we knew this was the likely outcome since the day after the primary. We always knew we could beat the other two more progressive candidates, but Ralph Becker really wasn't a force until a few weeks before the primary when he just had a huge surge, and he was enough of a change in tone to hold onto the left leaning independent 1/3 of the population. Dave had so much class in loosing, my tendency is to just go down in a ball of fire. He took us staff out to lunch, and is just such a great guy that it is shame he didn't make it. I am happy that Ralph Becker will be MUCH better than the current mayor Rocky Anderson, and hope he learns how to be a doer instead of a dreamer soon.