A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Post Primary Congratulations

The primaries are over and I guess it's about time to congratulate a couple of people:

- Congratulations to Jill Derby for being the smartest candidate in this cycle so far. Not only did she have General Wesley Clark come to Reno to watch the primary results coming in with her. No, she also surprised people by starting her first TV ad campaign on primary night with this terrific ad. Heller may have beaten two Republican women but he'll have a heck of a time losing against Jill Derby this November.
- Congratulations to Jack Carter for winning his first election ever. Okay, his opposition in the primary was minor but he still managed to get an AP headline out of it. The AP story focuses on the entire Nevada primary but somehow "Gibbons wins primary" must not be such a big hit out of state.
- Congratulations to Carson City for beating the Club for Growth. Because of a margin of more than 1,000 votes in Carson City. Dean Heller won the Republican primary and the right to lose against Jill Derby in November.
- Congratulations to Dawn Gibbons for being Dawn and still being able to run for First Lady.
- Congratulations to Jim Gibson for winning Esmeralda, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln and Mineral counties. We're now looking foward to you getting behind the winner in Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Lyon, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe and White Pines counties. Cause you're a Democrat after all, aren't you Jim?
- Congratulations to "None of these candidates" for getting into the double digits in several races. This pesky guy managed to beat both Leola McConnell and Melody "Mimi Miyagi" Damayo in the gubernatorial races. He was also quite popular in the Secretary of State and State Treasurer races. But his best showing came in the Democratic Lt. Governor race where he managed to get almost 20% of the vote and actually beat Bob Stupak. Ouch.
- Congratulations to Melody "Mimi Miyagi" Damayo for having fans in every county in Nevada, including a very lonely one in Eureka County.
- Congratulations to Bob Beers for doing better in the primary for his State Senate seat (35.31%) than in the primary for Governor (28.88%).
-Congratulations to Lorraine Hunt for beating Bob Beers in Esmeralda, Pershing, Storey and Washoe counties.
- Congratulations to Bob Stupak for showing us that an election in Nevada is not a poker game after all. Phew!
- Congratulations to Barbara Lee Woollen for all the double letters in your name. We couldn't really come up with anything else. You didn't even win one county, girl!
- Congratulations to Brian Scroggins for showing us that even if you're party chair you can still manage to lose your county in a primary. Maybe you wanna move to Lincoln County. They seem to love you there.
- Congratulations to Lincoln County for loving the underdogs. You even managed to be the only county to chose deceased Kathy Augustine over somewhat alive Mark DeStefano. Good on you!
- Finally, congratulations to the voters of Nevada who managed to turn out in larger numbers than last time around and proved wrong the pundits who believe everyone's on vacation in August.

All results can be found on the Secretary of State's site.


Blogger frankg said...

Hopefully women will turn out to elect a female to the House. Look for this race to begin Leans Republican. If she is within 5% by Oct. 15, look out!

Too bad Angle didn't get in. What a target for the Democratic Party...
Ross Miller, SOS, is important, too. Control of the electoral process means fair voting. (Although Heller was not bad.)

8:20 PM


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