Can you say I’m disappointed in the fact that Ms. Truitt was re-elected? Yes, but I knew going in this was going to be a David versus Goliath and it did turn out that way. Truitt outspent her opponents on the order of 10 or 15 to one. We can only hope that her getting 52% of the vote has to be a wake up call to her, only time will tell. Congrats to her for pulling it out in the end.
In the process, I was able to meet some very nice people, one of them being Giovanni. I am sure his wife and kids are glad to have him home again after six months of battling every night, walking precincts and making phone calls. It is a tough business.
Last night on Channel 8, Bud Kennedy has a snarky line about how the Tea Party movement was more of a watered down Kool-Aid. While the movement didn’t get very many people elected, other than a few precinct chairs, it is still in its infancy.
Here is a breakdown of the Keller Precincts and how they voted when it came to Vicki Truitt.
It appears that the largest precincts in Keller were the ones that tended to vote against Truitt. That could have been for many different reasons….did Giovanni have poll workers at those locations? (I know he did at the Methodist Church). All in all, Keller voted for Truitt at nearly identical percentages as the rest of HD 98.