Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Results: 48th Congressional District Election

I was in Orange County for much of yesterday, putting in a few hours helping out Steve Young and his campaign. Despite the hard work of Steve, his campaign workers and many grassroots activists, the congressional seat was won by John Campbell, the Republican candidate.

It's not surprising, and not just because Orange County is notoriously difficult for Democratic candidates. After all, with DCCC's refusal to put money behind Steve, it's hard to pull ahead.

What is surprising is that approximately 25% of voters turned out to support the founder of the Minutemen, freaking Jim Gilchrist. When people vote for a racist because he purports to have an answer to immigration problems, there are serious problems.

For results, go here.

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