Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Altmire gets Allegheny Dems nod

Last Sunday, the Allegheny County Democrats held their endorsement meeting where they vote for their endorsed candidates. If you saw my post from the other day, there were no surprises. I was a perfect 5 for 5 on my predictions.

While I am not someone that believes the Democratic Committee endorsement is ridiculously important, I do believe it can prove if candidates have any real staying power depending on the effort/money that the candidate put into the endorsement.

PA Congressional District 12:

Jason Altmire 122 (65.95%)

Mark Critz 63 (34.05%)

A lot of progressives were watching this vote closely and trying to prove that Altmire wasn't 'liberal' enough to be a Democrat. Word on the street is that Critz went all out for this endorsement vote. I was told by a Democratic Committee member that there was 2 large sized color post cards, multiple letters, multiple robocalls, and a lot of big screen TV's were given away by the Critz campaign. Estimates are showing that Critz spent more money per vote then Rick Perry did in Iowa. haha.

At the end of the day, this is a pretty big blow to the Critz campaign since they put so much effort into this vote. I saw the Critz campaign spin of the rsults that they got 1/3 of the vote in just 6 weeks. I think Critz could have not sent a single piece of mail and he would have received 50 votes from the far left of the committee that are upset with Altmire.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Mark Critz to win this Primary.

Doesn't Congresman Rothfus sound good to you?