Friday, April 8, 2011
Impact of Prosser's late victory
As I mentioned below, the judicial election could have a big impact on the recalls. A close race seems to lead to charges of election theft in almost any election, which would motivate the losing side. However, losing big could have served to sap motivation. Wasn't expecting this result. While it is a win for the Republican side, it is a potentially disastrous outcome from their recall campaign perspective. The optics are terrible, their donors have lost a little bit of the fear of losing, plus they've seen that they have their work cut out for them in the key districts.