Thursday, November 09, 2006

Local Notes

Congratulations are in order to Bryan Lentz, who was poised to run against Crazy Curt until Sestak showed up, and who then for the PA State House. He spent the last 8 months or so knocking on literally thousands of doors. It worked - 51.4% to 48.6%.

Also, congrats to Tony Payton Jr. Tony also ran for State House, and won. The Democratic machine tried to get him thrown off the ballot in the primary. He responded by trying to get their guy off the ballot. Their effort failed, his succeeded. Then, during the primary, they passed out thousands of stamps (with helpful poll workeres, of course) so that people could vote for the machine candidate in a write-in campaign. Multiple court battles later, the recount went for Tony and he remained on the ballot. He won with 88.4% of the vote.