Election Night Pity Party
posted by August 19 at 20:46 PMon
Mr. Villa’s in Lake City is the site of Gerry Pollet’s primary night party. Pollet is running for a state house seat in the 46th district against Scott White. This race has been the source of much drama over the last few weeks. There are 40 or 50 people inside the tiny restaurant, and Pollet was not optimistic about his chances when he spoke to the SECB.
“I know we’ve been outspent three-to-one,” says Pollet, “but if we’re competitive, that’s a huge victory.”
Pollet points out that he’s doing better than Republican Keith Ljunghammer, who has a silly name and an even more ridiculous party affiliation. Saying you’re going to do better than a Republican in the 46th district race isn’t saying much. As of 8:30, Pollet hadn’t announced the numbersóbecause online results show that Pollet is getting his ass kicked. White right now has 47% of the total votes cast, and Pollet is somewhere in the low 30s.
Thanks to the top-two primary, of course, White will have another chance to kick Pollet’s ass in November when the two Dems face each other again.
Talking to his supporters tonight Pollet somehow worked this into his speech: “The fight against global warming starts with each of us.”
“This is my district,” says one member of the SECB, “and that no one in the room laughed illustrates why I hate my district.”
UPDATE: No one was talking about the returns that have come in so farówhich show Pollet down by 12 pointsóso the SECB showed Pollet the numbers on our iPhone. Pollet was delighted with the numbers. “That’s good news to us,” he told the SECB, and then he predicted that he would win the general election.