2010, Gary Grigsby, Holmes Osborne, Mike McGhee, missouri, Primary
From the Missouri Secretary of State:
Unofficial Election Returns
State of Missouri Primary Election – 2010 Primary Election
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
State Representative – District 122 – Summary
Precincts Reporting 21 of 21
Grigsby, Gary DEM 1,052 49.2%
Osborne, Holmes DEM 1,086 50.8%
McGhee, Mike REP 3,671 100.0%
Total Votes 5,809
State Representative – District 122 – County
Grigsby, Gary DEM
Osborne, Holmes DEM
McGhee, Mike REP
A primary race decided by thirty-four votes. And, of course, turnout sucked.
6 vote difference (and another horridly low turnout primary in the 40th, where I think Burnett beat JJ Rizzo by like 10 votes 4 years ago)
eleven votes. I thought Doug Clemens would carry that race (HD 77) because he had almost twice as much money as either of his opponents and he had been hitting the doors every day since January. But McGeoghegan has been a local politician forever, and apparently that counts more than just about anything.
Sadly, the same phenomenon of local politician lacking ideas beats energetic candidate with excellent ideas reared its ugly head in Maryland Heights (HD 79), where Mary Nichols defeated Byron DeLear 64.4% to 35.6%. DeLear will most probably involve himself in green energy business ventures now that he won’t be in office. But the people of Maryland Heights just deprived Missourians of an intelligent, principled, progressive representative. They’ve handed us instead a real estate agent who has no more sense of the environment than to work for development of the Missouri river floodplain.