Update 9/16: I picked up another 46 votes today in the absentee count and increased my margin to 27.
It looks like I may have made it…just barely, but I may have made it.
With a few hundred absentee ballots out, I’m holding on to ninth place for the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee by a 25 vote margin. It’s a damn good thing my suggestion of a couple years ago (to expand the WCRCC from 7 to 9 members) was finally adopted by the committee or I’d be out in the cold!
Obviously I’m bummed that both of my statewide candidates I supported lost. It’s not a surprise that Brian Murphy lost, but I am heartened that he picked up 29% of the vote here – it means that Bob Ehrlich can’t take us conservatives for granted over the next seven weeks. (Murphy got over 30% of the vote in a handful of counties, peaking so far at 33 percent.)
But I guess Eric Wargotz may have bought himself a nomination, since he doesn’t seem to anywhere near the grassroots support that Jim Rutledge did. My friends who are Rutledge backers should be proud that the top two counties in the state to back Jim were (in order) Wicomico (#1) and Worcester (#2.) Shows we have some common sense, and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see Wargotz skedaddle to the center now.
I did better on the homefront – wasn’t sure Marty Pusey would pull it off but she did! Congrats and way to go Marty!
More shocking was the ease in which Charles Otto won his primary. And people will be talking for awhile about the upset of Davis Ruark by Seth Mitchell.
Looks like later today I can condense my righthand column and prepare for November. But again, thanks to the 2,036 people who had faith in me and my efforts on the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee!
Just don’t tell me I’m a shoo-in next time!
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My family delivered five votes for you. Also, it would have been nice if you had provided some election result numbers for those still not knowing the results at this time, and that do not care to visit “other” blogs.
I let the “mainstream” news sources take care of that. It was ridiculous how slowly the Wicomico BOE site was updated.
Congratulations on (probably) keeping your Central Committee seat. There are things in our party that need fixing–glad you will be around to join in being part of the solution.
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