So in other words it’s too close to call a few tight races in the state.
I don’t think that’s the case with my race. As of now here’s where the vote stands:
- Heather Cahoon: 482 votes, 40.61%
- Willis Curdy: 595 votes, 50.13%
- Greg Strandberg: 106 votes, 8.93%
So I bet Heather Cahoon is really wishing that I wouldn’t have run right now, huh? Well…schucks!
I guess I lost this one, unless I can miraculously pull 40% of the remaining unreported votes, which seems unlikely.
I’m pretty happy that 106 people voted for me, er…105 not counting myself.
And when you consider how much money I spent, that’s just about $10 a vote! Compared to some of the other races in the state, I got a really, really good deal!
But that also means 106 people liked what I had to say enough to vote for me. Maybe they’d vote for me again if I run for another office or again in two years. Of course no one really wants to think about that after losing on election night.
So it looks like Willis Curdy will be the Democratic candidate for the Montana Legislature out of Missoula’s House District 98. I hope he does a good job, and I’d email him to say good luck, but he never responded to my earlier email from several months ago.
Well, that’s about it for politics until November. Will Willis Curdy defeat Roger Seewald, the Republican who ran unopposed in the Republican primary and got 562 votes so far? I’m sure he will, or at least I hope so – he did lose HD 100 back in 2010 after all.
But that’s for another day. Until then…thanks for voting for me, Missoula!