Doing Lunch, Sort Of

Michael Matza reports:

4 pm

Continuing a long-standing

Philadelphia tradition, politicians gathered at the Famous 4th Street Deli for lunch. Among the attendees were Gov. Rendell, District Attorney Lynne Abraham, and State Senate candidate John Dougherty.

A large crowd of supporters wearing T-shirts and holding placards met Dougherty at the door. He said he was nervous but optimistic and predicted that a victory for him would be a “win for Joe Average.”

Inside, Dougherty worked the room from end to end, never sat down, and had only some sips of iced tea. When asked why he wasn’t eating, he said: “I’ve been living on bottled water, Vitamin C and chapstick.”