Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A stunning election result

No, not the one in West Virginia --- that was the expected outcome. Well done Hillary etc etc etc. Actually, I thought she'd win by a little less: it looks like she's getting 65% of the total (and that Edwards is getting about 7%!)
No, the stunning race was the one in Mississippi: the replacement for the representative promoted to the Senate: this district was overwhelmingly Republican, voting for George Bush by something like a 20% margin: and they just elected a Democrat. Congratulations, Travis Childers!

This makes three seats in a row that the Democrats have taken in special elections from the Republicans: (former Speaker) Hastert's seat in Illinois, the seat in rural Louisiana, and now this.

Yours, pleased,

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