Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Democratic wins in MO a good sign

Here's a message we received this morning from Corey Dillon, executive director of the Missouri State Democratic Party. Way to go, Corey!

Tonight Missouri voters overwhelmingly took out their frustration with Matt Blunt and the Republicans at the polls. Democrats won two out of three special elections for state House of Representatives even though President Bush handily carried all three districts in 2004.

In a stunning victory, Charlie Dake won one of the most conservative districts in rural Southwest Missouri, the 132nd in Lawrence County. To put things in perspective, John Kerry only received 28.5% of the vote in 2004, and Matt Blunt got OVER 71%. This district is right in Matt Blunt’s backyard, and it just goes to show that the people that know Matt Blunt the most, voted for the Republicans the least.

Michael Frame also captured victory in the 105th district in Jefferson and Franklin counties. This district has been a bell-weather for Missouri with Bush taking it last year with 52%. We are excited that Michael was able to keep this seat in Democratic hands.

Frustration was also prevalent in St. Louis County where Gen Frank received 48% of the vote in an area where George Bush got over 59% of the vote in 2004. Only a strong candidate like Gen and the continuing backlash against Republicans in power made this possible. This conservative St. Louis County district is going the way of the rest of Missouri and will be an exciting place come November.


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