As promised, we begin a short festival of results and analysis. Let's start with the final numbers on Stacey Campfield's victory over Schree Pettigrew in the 18th House District.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Stacey Campfield is triumphant, 10-feet tall, and bulletproof:
Stacey Campfield (R) 9,787 53.67%
Schree Pettigrew (D) 7,817 42.87%
David Garrett, Jr. (Ind.) 631 3.46%
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, Stacey beat all that lawyer money and (apparently) all of those big-time consultants the Democrats were rumored to be running in here just to mow him down. He beat Ragsdale's lackey Drinnen, he beat Mrs. Pettigrew, and he beat all of those folks who couldn't find anything better to do than pick nasty things to say about him.
I am so proud of Stacey. For all the abyssmal results for Republicans nationally, this was the race I really gave a damn about. As far as I am concerned, this is the greatest victory I have ever had anything remotely to do with. Last night was a winning night in my eyes all because Stacey Campfield will be a Representative again.
That said, let me give a little credit to Mrs. Pettigrew-ma'am you ran a tough race, and you had a lot of rich and powerful people behind you. If politics is something you are really interested in for yourself and you aren't just put up to running by others, I believe you'll be quite good at it. You should continue to remain involved.