By Jill Terreri
Republican mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez will announce a new ballot line in an event at 10 a.m. today at City Hall.
Rodriguez has passed petitions to appear on a "progressive" line, in an effort to appeal to more city voters. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the city 7 to 1, and any citywide candidate must win votes from Democrats in order to be successful.
Rodriguez is challenging Mayor Byron Brown, who has the Democratic, Independence and Conservative lines.
He will also speak this morning about Teddy Roosevelt, who was the subject of festivities here last weekend.
Rodriguez has been busy making daily visits to neighborhoods as part of his "30 neighborhoods in 30 days" tour.