OK, we were beat on Tuesday. Now that I have that out of the way let’s look at the overall picture. Depending on how you examine it the second midterm election is not kind to a two-term president. The average loss under those conditions is in the mid 30’s. So what happened yesterday is not unprecedented.

     Yes Napolitano cleaned Munsil’s clock. Chalk up another defeat for Nathan Sproul. But while Janet was celebrating take note that Jan Brewer and Gary Pierce were elected to statewide office. Add to that the clear margin of victory for Dean Martin who ran as a strong supporter of Prop 300. Pederson laid it all on the table and even discussed abortion and Jon Kyl still beat him by a comfortable margin.

     I am not sure Trent Frank or John Shadegg even broke a sweat. These are two of the most conservative congressmen in the U.S. House. They are also well mannered and polite. Future candidates please take careful note of that. In a closer race Renzi held on to his seat in a swing district. Reform minded Flake easily beat his Libertarian opponent.What we have left in Arizona is a Republican party with low-key but extremely conservative elected officials. The foundation is solid and the party will come back strong in future elections.

Results can be viewed on the Secretary of State’s web site.

Wednesday 11-8-06, 7:30 am


  1. I am so glad Petersen lost.

    So can someone tell me how much $$$ he paid per vote???

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