Surprise, surprise.

Republican City Councilman Wayne Evans backed Democratic council colleague Pat Rogan at the last minute.

Evans sent a letter to South Scranton Democrats late last week urging them to vote for “my friend Pat Rogan.” He described Rogan as “someone who loves the city of Scranton” and “will always fight for us.”

In an interview, Evans said he endorsed Rogan for a simple reason.

He’s a colleague and he asked me to support him,” Evans said. “The others didn’t ask.”

That would be Evans’ other fellow councilmen, Joe Wechsler and Bill Gaughan.

He likes them, too, and thinks all the present council is doing a fine job.

Tomorrow we find out if Democratic voters think that.

— BORYS KRAWCZENIUK