This from John Hermes:
Good morning all. It's the morning after the election. While we are sorry we did not bring home a win for the 82nd District, we do know we laid everything on the table and gave it our very best effort. I am very certain and proud of that fact.
When Brandon and I looked at the vote totals last evening we both agreed that we had run the correct race, at the correct time, and applied the correct strategies. We firmly agreed that we would not have changed one thing.
As a campaign, we focused on real local issues and upon returning true and experienced representation to our district. We had the better ground game, we remained on focused message, our literature was more targeted and rich in content, we raised money through individual and traditional means, and our team knocked on as many district doors as was possible in the eight weeks we were given. We did everything you are suppose to do to win these races and communicate with the voters.
The Vote Totals:
Skowronski received 3951 votes while Hermes received 2195 votes.
We got beat 2-1 and did "everything right".
Show up for the next local Democratic Party meeting to voice your displeasure:
PS: Is it clear to anyone yet that this is NOT a winning strategy on the Democratic ticket?