Last night Greg Fischer pulled in 37,157 votes to win the Democratic primary for mayor.
But here’s what concerns me: 45,016 people voted for other Democratic candidates in that race. And there were 48,510 Republican votes cast for candidates on the R side.
Since the Republican Party of Kentucky won’t have to focus much on the U.S. Senate race (the teabaggers will take care of that for them) and since this is the first real shot in a long time at a Republican mayor in Louisville… What will happen? Will RPK focus its attention on Louisville?
Take a look at the Democratic map below. Tyler Allen is the purple speck. David Tandy is dark green. Jim King is bright green. Greg Fischer cleaned up in blue.
- Tyler Allen won a single precinct, L143, by a single vote (15) over David Tandy (14). It’s a geographically small area west of downtown.
- David Tandy really showed his strength in the western and central parts of town.
- Jim King won less than 40 (CORRECTION – 49 precincts, according to the King Camp) precincts.
Now check out the Republican map:
- Jonathan Robertson won two precincts in the West End.
- Chris Thieneman held his own in the southern and southwestern parts of town.
- And Hal Heiner cleaned up everywhere in green.
Thoughts on all this without getting nasty? It is the day after election day, after all.
Louisville may be “weird” but it certainly doesn’t like its candidates with any fancy flair.