By Cindy, August 13, 2014 9:41 am
This is going to be rather short because, um, oh dear…
I didn’t vote.
That’s right. I’ll own it. I’m out of town and missed the absentee mail in deadline and failed to catch an early voting day before I left. It’s the first election I’ve skipped in I don’t know how long. I almost feel guilty. Almost.
The only race where I really needed to make a choice was for State Treasurer. Adamczyk won that one. I knew he would. I like Melchert very much, too. I bet if he tries again, he’ll find a place in state office some day if he really wants one.
I had no interest in voting Dem to send Burke a message by voting for Hulsey. The only race in the state I found interesting (and about 2am this morning it was downright fascinating!) was in the 6th District where Grothman beat Leibham by what is now 215 votes.
I’m not a fan of Mr. Grothman’s, but since I’m not in his district, I’ll let it go.
Try as they might, Sheriff David Clarke was never really at risk.
There are half a dozen winners and losers listings today. I’ll go out on a limb and say that while it was fun to watch Abele put his money where his mouth was on that race, the real losers remain the organized (what’s left of them) public unions. No traction in this election at all.
So what happens next? We watch and wait. It always helps to follow the money. Bill Lueders does that on Isthmus today.