In a District that showed 70% Republican registration, in a District where the previous office holder won with 72 percent of the vote, in a District where Paul Hackett was absolutely unknown outside his family....he lost. By just 4,000 votes. This election was originally predicted to be a low turnout 50,000 vote election yet at the end we were nearing, and at the end were nearly over 100,000 voters.
Paul Hackett lost, if you want to call it that, by just 4,000 votes! He should have lost by 30,000!
We beat them, ladies and gentlemen. We beat them by every standard but the actual tally. We raised more money than the RNCC...yeah got that MORE money than the RNCC!
The Blogsphere proved itself this time and while many are automatically thinking of Hackett running in 2006 Chris Bowers and few other visionaries can see him running for Governor or Senator in that corruption ridden state. He's clean, straight-forward and not afraid of a fight!
We won folks. The Republicans are reeling at only winning by 4,000!! And now comes the 48th District in California where we already have a fine Candidate and the need for more of the same. And yet we have one HUGE difference. We have a 17,000 person Grassroots organization out there and the Candidate is a member. We already have the shoe leather and people ready to hit the ground.
OH-2 was the First Half of the Game. Cal 48th is the Second Half and we can win this one too.