Thursday, April 24, 2008

Unopposed candidate wins election

I didn't want to jump the gun until final results were in.

Running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination, state Rep. David Kessler, D-130th Dist., won on Tuesday. Kessler finished with 8,225 votes, which is pretty good, I guess, although there are more than 60,000 people living in his district.

I wrote about Kessler earlier this week and identified him as a political genius.

Kessler posted hundreds of signs throughout the 130th District asking voters to support him even though he was the only candidate on the ballot.

The brilliant political move appears to have worked, although there were at least 20 write-in votes in the Democratic primary. He should have put more signs up.

Kessler, a freshman, will face Richard Gokey, who won the GOP nomination over two rivals.

The big question now is whether Kessler will take down all those signs or keep them up for the next six months leading to the November election.

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