Thursday, November 6, 2008

Macon County - Solidly Republican

For those who know folks that think Macon County is a "Democrat County..." Republicans won 7 of 9 statewide elections AND picked up another courthouse seat this year. We now have three Republican commissioners in this county. Way to go Jon Dwiggins!

These are the same sweeping results that we've seen since the 2004 election. Our grassroots base is growing and its thanks to volunteers like you!

This type of trend will continue to put Macon on the map for our statewide candidates, too. "Targeted" counties are used in each election cycle to get out the vote for the conservative party. Macon could soon find itself on that list.

Shelby County's results were similar for statewide candidates. Adair County's were not as positive, as Nixon won there and Blaine and McCain barely pulled ahead. Linn Co. was a mixed bag, with locals dissapointed an excellent local independent commissioner did not knock off an incumbent.

Results from the state rep. race suprised many and shocked myself, as the power of the incumbency was underestimated. Its also important to note that although Rep. Tom Shively, D-Shelbyville has not done much as our elected official (i.e. never sponsoring a bill), he hasn't done much wrong, either.

Here's the specific results from Macon County. Those that won nation or state-wide, are noted with an "*:"

*McCain, +1802, 61.4% (GOP Win)

Hulshof, +1174, 57.2% (GOP Win)

*Kinder, +1658, 60.3% (GOP Win)

Hubbard, -1201, 40.5%

Lager, +1106, 56.5% (GOP Win)

*Luektemeyer, +668, 53.7% (GOP Win)

*Stouffer, +2442, 67.2% (GOP Win)

Austin, -97, 49.3%

*Sander, +185, 64.3% (GOP win)

Statewide, Kinder is now the only statewide elected official as the GOP lost the gubernatorial (Blunt) and treasurer (Steelman) posts. We maintain a 5-4 advantage in the congressional delegation, added 3 seats to the Missouri Senate for a 23-11 majority, and lost just 3 seats in the MO House for a 89-72 advantage.

I'll have more clarification and analysis on that race and others when I receive the precinct-by-precinct results.
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