my crazy 5-way New Haven election is over. We lost badly. The re-districting killed us.
The favorite going in ... she beat us by 34 votes. The black church vote failed to come out. A harbinger for a bad November for the DEMS. Also, we made a major push in the lone Republican neighborhood on taxes and Education reform ... they rejected us. The RINO hit back against us with a negative letter and the GOP vote stuck with him. HE got 27% in that voting district, but he got only 8% district-wide. We could not convince the GOPers to vote for us ... the only electable alternative.
In the meantime, the white wealthy leftists united behind the black Progessive AFL-CIO candidate, giving her the winning margin. The whites win even in a heavily=black ghetto. The local black community is split between 2 towns due to the gerrymander and it is impossible to unite them behind one candidate. They will not unite around a candidate from the other town.
Turnout was 5% of the adult population and 15% of the Romney-vs.-Obama figures. Pathetic. I give up ... I will find a GOP primary to work on for the next 3 months.