Well, the results are in, partially at least. Looks like we got less than 25% of the vote. Not too good considering last time we got close to 30%. From what I can tell, turnout was much lower than I expected. I figured there’d be 250,000 votes in this district, and it looks like about 130,000 votes after 70% of the precincts are in. If that plays out there’ll be less than 200,000 votes.
I’d like to thank everyone who read this blog, posted comments, etc. My biggest disappointment is how few visitors there were to the campaign website, less than 10,000. The site is out there for all to see, easy to find, etc. Yet very few of the voters thought it was worth the time to see what this candidate had to say. This is a problem for all challengers. The media doesn’t talk about us, and the voters don’t look for us.
Most of all I’d like to thank my family. My wife puts up with me despite my endless diversions from our regular life. My mother and brother are constant supporters, and even though they support me, they are not afraid to criticize me privately. That’s a great family.