We are the 99%

May 15, 2007

Late Early Returns

The Burgh Report has been calling it for Bruce Kraus since right before 9:00 PM, and saying that Patrick Dowd may also squeek by.

Here's the numbers from the official County website:

MEMBER OF COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ) 1
(WITH 25 OF 42 Districts COUNTED 59.52%)
JEFFREY S KOCH. . . . . . . . . 898 42.38
BRUCE A KRAUS . . . . . . . . . 1,214 57.29
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 7 .33

MEMBER OF COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN ) 1
(WITH 22 OF 47 Districts COUNTED 46.81%)
LEN BODACK . . . . . . . . . . 1,338 51.15
PATRICK DOWD . . . . . . . . . 1,273 48.66
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 5 .19
Total . . . . . . . . . 2,616

Another must read site is the Post-Gazette's Early Returns - live blogging!

I thought Dan Onorato's victory speech was quite gracious to challenger Rick Swartz. Dan claims he'll work with Rick in the future on public transit. If he actually does, it justifies Rick's entire campaign.

Sorry, but I don't have many kind things to say about Mayor Luke Ravenstah's victory speech. The P-G found him nervous, but my sis and I found him smug when he mentioned four times that he had won in March (The P-G seems to have heard, "You like me. You really, really like me," while we heard "Me, me, me, me").

6 comments:

The Burgher said...

"I won this race in late August" probably would have been a little bit more accurate, but less egotastic.

jaywillie said...

Dowd is up by 29 votes with 97% reporting.

jaywillie said...

These returns look like something you'd see in a third world dictatorship - so many candidates unchallenged and winning with 99-100%...but that's local American politics. No competition, no diversity, no debate.

Matt H said...
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Anonymous said...

Matt I can maybe understand you getting on your knees for Luke, But Boduck EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!

EdHeath said...

The Dowd campaign sent around a press release claiming the election by 81 votes, which is what is reported on the county website. Bodack was quoted somewhere as wanting to wait for absentee ballots, but the county says 100% of votes reported. We'll see.