For good reason. How could Guardian possibly be the choice of a town where Democrats outnumber Republicans nine to one, and the demographics resemble those of eastern North Philadelphia?
How could a gay political neophyte with strong ties to the not-entirely-loved casino industry conceivably beat out a thrice-elected African-American incumbent?But that’s exactly what happened last November 5th, when Guardian defeated Lorenzo Langford by a final margin of 433 votes. “It’s taking a while to digest,” says William Marsh, a longtime Langford confidant and president of the entirely Democratic City Council. “It’s taking some time to get the actuality of it.”