Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Jolie Wins

State Senate - District 10 - Dem Primary
Missouri 89 of 89 Precincts Reporting - 100.00%
Name Party Votes Pct
Justus, Jolie Dem 5,669 33.02
Klumb, Jason Dem 5,188 30.22
Flaherty, Mike Dem 4,173 24.31
Burnett, Ingrid Dem 2,139 12.46

It was great! A good, 1000% liberal candidate won a seat in the MO senate. I had the fortune of meeting Jolie several times as she campaigned through out the district, once at a funraiser, once at Bistro 303 and another time at Cafe Trio. She was tireless, spent 1/4 of what Mr Klumb spent and truely runs to represent this diverse district. The MO 10th district has everything from crushing poverty to sprawling mansions, Gay, Lesbian, Black, Latino, Urban core to suburban. That a liberal lesbian, with no prior legislative experience can beat a former State Rep and insider is remarkable. Many thought Klumb was a shoe-in with his past experience and endorsements from the insiders. But Jolie won by walking, talking, meeting and being herself. Since this district has never elected a Republican anything, the Democratic primary winner is sure of a victory in November. But not guaranteed. We must continue to support her if we want to be absolutely sure she gets to Jefferson City.

CONGRATS Jolie Justus!!!!!

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