Wednesday, May 24, 2006

He's Up, He's Down! He's Up Again!

Tony Payton, the young Democrat who ran unopposed for the seat held by state Rep. Bill Rieger in Philadelphia, looked like he was aced out of the party's nomination by a write-in -- make that a stamp-in -- campaign run by several ward leaders for Emilio Vazquez.
On Election Night it appeared Vazquez had won by getting close to 1,000 write-in votes.
But that was then, (see Write-In Wonder), this is now.
As of yesterday, Payton was up by 29 votes -- and holding.
See my original post for background on the Payton candidacy.


Anonymous HospitalityGirl said...

Good! It is time for a change.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Jets said...

He better watch out in November or there could be another write-in effort and this time also involving the absentee ballots. But we know nothing like that would ever happen here.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Actually, Marge T. is pretty good about backing Ds she didn't support in a primary. Generally its a bigger candidate (i.e. Rendell), since she doesn't tend to lose races like this...

6:35 PM  

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