Schmidt, a Miami Township Republican, won nearly 48 percent of the vote in Tuesday's GOP primary election for the 2nd Congressional District, to beat challenger Bob McEwen, a former congressman from southern Ohio who got 42 percent.Kraus and Constable did exactly what I expected them to do...take votes away from Bouncin' Bob... Malia Rulon does make a pretty big assumption in her piece, we have no way of knowing how these folks would have voted had Deb and Silent James not been in the race... Even suggesting half would vote for McEwen is not very likely...
But Republicans Deborah Kraus and James Constable got 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
That means that more people voted AGAINST Schmidt (36,449 people, or 52 percent) than voted FOR her (33,314, or 48 percent).
That also means that if McEwen - who lost to Schmidt by 3,703 votes - had gotten about half of the 6,838 votes that went to Kraus and Constable, he would have won.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
...from Politics Extra: