Okay, Jesse Kelly won. Yep, he came tantalizingly close last time (at least for those who are tantalized by Jesse Kelly), but it’s a different election this time, and he already spent a lot of money (he’s down to less than $50,000 cash on hand in the last report). Ron Barber has spent hardly anything yet.
I’m surprised that Dave Sitton failed to do better. He’s been active in the community for a while; I thought that would carry him. I should have known better: we learned in the 2010 Republican primary that actual community knowledge and experience doesn’t matter. Heck, let’s vote for the guy that has spent most of the last 18 months in Texas. At least Martha McSally had a good excuse.
I had more than one friend point out that Sitton was the Jim Click candidate in this election and he crashed an burned, like many Click backed candidates lately. I’ll leave this unaddressed.
The three remaining candidates issued supportive statements of Kelly. I suppose this means that all of them will be withdrawing their names for the August CD 2 primary, right? I mean, they all think he’s a winner, right?
Oh, Frank, congrats on the bronze.