Start the Presses!! I’m making the call: Strayhorn edges past McCracken to enter the runoff with Leffingwell, who leads going in.
This one is so close that any two of the Big Three could make the runoff.
I think Leffingwell’s challenge to McCracken’s fundraising violation effectively stalled out McCracken’s campaign, and it probably got a little mud on Lee, too!
Carole did well and gained some ground in that little dust-up, remaining above that bout of mud-wrestling. Every little thing makes a difference in a tight race like this.
But the big plus for Strayhorn is the Stop Domain! mailing list, which is very fresh.
She should be mining that list and turning out those voters big-time! It is a huge financial issue in tight financial times, and Carole is running hard on fiscal resronsibility. That is the key issue against two big spenders like Leffingwell and McCracken, and the nation’s weak economy has clearly revealed how recklessly they risked the taxpayer’s money in investing in the high-end chains of Domain.
Another factor that favors Carole’s late surge is the fact that her Old Guard voters tend to vote on election day, while Brewster’s younger supporters tend to use the convenience of early voting. Carole’s Crowd has been voting for decades on Election day, unless they were going to be out of town.
The polls are open…GO VOTE!!!
Your Democracy needs you now…