Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hulshof Declares Victory

The election was too close for Kenny Hulshof's comfort but he's defeated Sarah Steelman and earned the Republican nomination for governor.  According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hulshof declared victory less than an hour ago.  At this moment, the Secretary of State's official web-site is showing Hulshof leading by over 18,000 votes with just 16 precincts unreported.

Take tonight to celebrate Kenny.  But set your sights on Jay Nixon tomorrow.

And Sarah, take tonight to be angry or despondent, whatever you feel like.  But, for the sake of the state, please throw your support to Kenny tomorrow and help him defeat Nixon in November.

And take heart Republicans, Hulshof or Steelman garnered over 60,000 more votes today than Jay Nixon did.  Victory in November is possible . . . but only if the GOP unites behind its candidate.

(By the way, if you're interested in any other Missouri election results, those too can be found at the Secretary of State's web-site . . . just hit this link.)


Dameon said...

I wouldn't read too much into Hulshof's vote count vs. Nixon's. Nixon's victory was a foregone conclusion, so many independants probably chose the Republican ballot to make their primary vote mean something.

St. Louis Conservative said...

I don't actually read anything into it. Just felt like cheerleading.