I’ve been to every precinct in the city so far and this is what I saw.
In ward 6 where two years ago I stood alone a group held signs for republican candidates
The only candidate on the democratic side promoted was Tom Foley for Sheriff
I have never in my life seen more people holding signs for a question than for a candidate
I was so struck by that I interviewed a gentleman there
Foley has drawn a fair amount of support. I’ve met him personally and I’m not surprised by that.
There was a group of FSU students interviewing people for a government project, I asked them why they didn’t cover the Gunn event at the college, none of them had been told even though every teacher got an e-mail about it.
In Ward five the turnout was VERY high, particularly in 5a
I talked to David Roth who I knew from high school, he was a year ahead of me.
In Ward 4 it was the same story
Ward 2 also had a very steady stream, their totals were already over the primaries before noon
In ward three there were two big surprises. My mother who works the polls told me it was very steady, in the second ward the numbers were already over 800 by 12:30 p.m.
In both wards 6 and 3 there were Democratic poll watchers checking to see if they needed to get their people out if they hadn’t voted. Two people I met at the Mayday march were also in 6 and 3. We disagree but they are very nice and I’m always pleased to see them.
I ran into John Olver in Ward 3. I still think he is dead wrong but I’ve learned to respect him as a gentleman who has never treated me with anything but respect. He has run a clean and honorable campaign.
Ex Mayor Mylot was there as well, he was supporting the republican ticket. The men on the left holding signs for Lew held them for Bove in the primary at the same spot.
The Shock of the day came as Bill Gunn showed up at the same time and he and Congressman Olver posed for a picture together.
This was the picture of the day, although I think it will be a close race both have run positive, clean and issue oriented campaigns, it’s been an example to the entire nation.
In ward one the trend of incredible numbers continued:
And the electioneering continued, the most popular democrat in the area is clearly Foley
Republicans signs were in every place except for ward 4 downtown.
Bottom line all signs point toward huge turnout and if the Scott Brown trend of January is a barometer, then I’d be worried if I was the left