1999 Ontario Provincial Election
Riding-by-Riding Prediction
Windsor West

Current Prediction:
Riding Profile:

Liberal Party:
Sandra Pupatello MPP
Progressive Conservative Party:
David McCamon
New Democratic Party:
Liam McCarthy
Green Party:
Timothy Dugdale
Natural Law Party:
Lynn Tobin
Robert Cruise

Incumbent (old riding composition):
Windsor-Riverside (6%):
Wayne Lessard
Windsor Sandwich (75%):
Sandra Pupatello
Windsor Walkerville (55%):
Dwight Duncan

Member of Parliament:
Hon. Herb Grey

Surrounding Ridings:
Windsor-St. Clair

Population: 102 282
Avg Household Income 40 786
Language (Home)
English 85 215
Italian 3 450
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03/16/99 The Rock Email:
Puppatello is very popular and has done a lot of work in he riding. Surprised that she did not run for the open federal Liberal seat since provincial Libs are going no where. She could have actually done something with her career if she went federally. To boot, she's a looker and may get younger crowd to vote for her because she was voted Best Looking Female Legislator a few years ago- conducted by the Queen's Park press gallery.
03/18/99 A.S. Email: adma@interlog.com
Well, according to Frank, it was in fact Pupatello's neighbour Dwight Duncan who had his eye on that open federal seat. (And why not; it aligns with his turf more, and he's currently in the trickier provincial-election situation.) But don't count out her federal future, in case she's in fact being groomed as Herb Gray's successor...;-) But anyway, Pupatello's probably in for another term. She's got more of the NDP-resistant parts of Windsor (especially South Windsor). The NDP might do better this time than last, now that the UAW's Bob Rae snit has passed--but unless the McGuinty bubble bursts altogether, it still won't be enough to knock off Pupatello.
05/06/99 Windsor Star Email:
Vote 99 : Battle of the Incumbents by Brian Cross
"This is a unique battleground," says retired University of Windsor political scientist Bob Krause, a former Conservative candidate who expects the election to be a fascinating one in all local ridings except Windsor West. There, Liberal Sandra Pupatello -- the local MPP with the strongest showing during the last four years at Queen's Park -- can breathe easily. She has no high-profile opponent and CAW president Buzz Hargrove has given her his blessing, a factor which will prove damaging to NDP candidate Liam McCarthy. The Tory challenger is Ford worker David McCamon.
05/07/99 Jeff Bennett Email: jbennett@execulink.com
Sandra Puppatello is a gifted orator, charismatic, and very physically attractive. What more could you want in a candidate?! She's turned out to be the stronger of Windsor's two Liberal MPPs with Duncan coming out of the 1996 Leadership race with a bit of a tarnished image. The Tories are not a factor here and the NDP has put up a second-rate candidate which I think is their way of conceding this one to Puppatello.
05/24/99 Brad Nicpon Email: nicpon@execulink.com
All signs point to a Liberal win here. The NDP are not completely non-existent, however. It will be interesting to see if they can pick up momentum before June 3 though.
05/29/99 lrs Email:
NDP will no doubt finish second and cut Liberal plurality- but still easy Liberal win-voters send best looking woman candidate back to Queen's Park

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