Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Today's Elections - Millages pass, and Dick Lugar just got fired

All the millages passed today in Livingston County.  Fowlerville and Hartland's renewals passed 4-1 and 3-1. Brighton's bond issue was much closer, but the organization of the millage supporters came through. On 32% turnout, the millage passed 4969-4476. That's the unofficial results from the clerk's office. The reason I think it passed comes down to one word. Athletics. Hopefully they spend the money wisely. We'll see if the current - and future - boards do that. 

We have a big win in Indiana tonight. Dick Lugar, F rated from the NRA and longtime opponent of the 2nd Amendment just got fired. Good. What somewhat surprised me is that this election wasn't even close.

From Yahoo News

Dick Lugar, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, was defeated Tuesday as Indiana Republicans chose state Treasurer Richard Mourdock over Lugar as the party's nominee.
Mourdock received about 60 percent to 40 percent for Lugar in the Hoosier state's Senate primary, marking a huge win for tea party supporters and conservatives across the country.
Mourdock, speaking at a victory rally in Indianapolis Tuesday night, said that many supporters who joined up with the tea party or other groups wondered at the beginning of his campaign if they could "do the impossible." "Tonight, you did," he said, to wild applause.

When conservatives show up, organize, and vote, good things happen. That doesn't happen as often as it should happen, particularly the organize part.

1 comment:

Communications guru said...

It was nice to see the money Conley shoveled to the Hartland teabaggges to put out lies and misinformation was wasted. I have never heard of a school millage election where money was spent on TV ads.

The Lugar election proved one thing; if you actually go to Washington to do what you are supposed to do and actually accomplish something, you get fired. The GOP has moved so far to the right that Republicans like Nixon, Ford and Reagan could not win a GOP primary. The good news is that it’s an open seat, and it’s in play for Democrat Joe Donnelly.