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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I voted

by folkbum

Very low turn out . . . I voted less than half an hour before the polls closed, and I was voter 54 in my ward, 119 in my polling place. Compared to previous elections, that's pathetic.

However, it was a good night. I have to say that it's nice to be at a winning candidate's election-night party for once. Congrats to both Bama and to Linda Clifford for making it through the primary.

But the big winner, in my mind, is Terry Falk: His 44% in the primary not only beat incumbent Joe Dannecker, but it was accomplished with limited resources. See, Terry's printer screwed up, and the mailer that was supposed to hit mailboxes Friday or Saturday never got sent. No one robocalled for him (Tricia Young had Progressive Majority Wisconsin's help). It was all done on foot and with real supporters making real calls to real voters in the last weekend. If Terry can double or triple up on the people power leading up to the April 3 general, he will win in a walk. Right now, the momentum is priceless, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't swing by and help pay for a mailer (different printer, natch) that will actually hit its target.

Aside: How is it that the Journal Sentinel can endorse a candidate for the seat (Dannecker) who didn't even respond to the questionnaire?

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