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Flyin Ryan
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How'd it go yesterday if you had local races?

In my city of Fort Wayne, Indiana's 2nd largest city, we re-elected the Democratic mayor to a 3rd term. No one seems too upset with the guy, even Republicans, and he won with a 57-43 margin. Went to a wedding earlier this year he officiated as he was the groom's godfather.

The race that got a lot of media attention was City Clerk of all things. The outgoing Democratic City Clerk of 32 years was retiring and the Deputy City Clerk was the party's candidate to replace her. The City Parking Supervisor in the City Clerk office before he resigned his position videotaped the outgoing City Clerk telling City Clerk office employees to donate to her successor's campaign or they could lose their jobs in a new administration. Once all the local TV channels aired the video, she resigned citing "mental health issues". Her

deputy city clerk, still on the ballot, resigned her position 5 days before the election. Naturally this was a landslide as the Republican candidate won 65-35.

The City Council entering was 6-3 Republican, and ended 7-2 Republican, although there are 4 new councilmen. They have 6 districts and 3 at-large councilmen positions. One of the Republican incumbents lost his primary (!), one ran and lost for mayor, and two chose not to run for re-election. The one change was the Republicans won the 3 at-large instead of 2 out of 3 like last time.

Voter turnout was about 43000, in the low-to-mid-20s percentage wise.

And voters in the county next door where my wife is from voted to build a new high school. Reason to point it out is just I know a lot of teachers that were heavily involved in the effort.

[Edited on November 4, 2015 at 12:40 PM. Reason : /]

11/4/2015 12:36:53 PM

dtownral
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Raleigh City Council now has no Republicans for the first time since the 90's

11/4/2015 1:42:27 PM

GoldieO
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It was a good night last night. I was involved with an overwhelming victory for a slate of candidates in my town. I now have the ear of an influential elected official and plan to push for full Ron Swanson style changes.

11/4/2015 3:06:57 PM

TKE-Teg
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The absurd patio laws were done away with this week, thankfully.

Raleigh's elections were held last month and voter turnout was pathetic. MacFarlane was reelected with 26,800 votes. Out of a city with 450k+ people...

I voted for once without looking up candidates' party affiliations.

11/4/2015 4:22:13 PM

TerdFerguson
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I thought this one was pretty good:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article42986178.html

In one of the last corridors of conservative voters in this state that is actually affluent, folks voted out all those republicans that supported McCrory and Tillis's toll lanes on I-77. Granted, they just voted in GOP folks that are opposed to the lane expansion, but I see opposition to public-private partnerships across the board as a welcome change to the current ALEC led expansion of these types of projects.

11/4/2015 9:35:16 PM

A Tanzarian
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Quote :
"YOUR property taxes fund SCHOOLS and the BOARD CHOOSES WHERE TO SPEND THE MONEY"


Yes, that's how school funding works.

Mailers from local candidates are the best.

11/2/2021 1:15:47 PM

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