Thursday, December 18, 2014

Will It Snow In Houston? - GOP Wins A Recount In A Close Election


Finally, finally we [the GOP] have won a recount in a close election vs. a Democrat in a major election.  We now know for sure that Arizona is not Minnesota.

In what turned out to be obviously a fair, legitimate recount, retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally, the GOP candidate held on [and actually gained 6 votes] in the recount to defeat the Democrat incumbent Ron Barber by 167 votes for the US House seat from the 2nd congressional district of Arizona.   This win gives the Republicans their largest House margin in 83 years.

In a story by Bob Christie of the Associated Press:  "McSally, 48, was the first woman to fly in combat for the Air Force. Her victory came in a year that saw the GOP make big gains across the country. The results of the mandatory recount mean Republicans will hold their largest House majority since the administration of President Herbert Hoover, controlling 247 seats to 188 for Democrats."

In learning of the final certified results, now Representative McSally said:
"There's no getting around that this was an incredibly close and hard-fought race. After what's been a long campaign season, it's time to come together and heal our community.  That's why my focus will be on what unites us, not what divides us, such as providing better economic opportunity for our families and ensuring our country and community are kept safe."

McSally won this very competitive seat in the Tucson area of Arizona that the patriot, Democrat Gabriel Giffords, held.

There is more good news for the GOP as they now control another state's delegation.  This from the AP report: "McSally's win gives the GOP a 5-4 advantage in the Arizona congressional delegation."

While I love Hugh Hewitt's books, I hope this election is a good omen of future recounts in close elections for the GOP where it will make Hugh Hewitt's book, "If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat", moot.  Although maybe this was an anomaly and we still have to make sure we win big so they [Democrats] can't cheat.   

Congratulations Martha McSally!  I am so happy we can finally say:

Rep Martha McSally, AZ-R of the 2nd Congressional District


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