Well I tried my best to not end up with the wife of my former Congressman, Robert Matsui who died January 1, 2005
, win my districts congressional seat, but in the end she unsurprisingly won it anyway. My district here in Sacramento, California is largely blue, as can be seen by the final results in a low turn out vote.
She won with 69% of the vote after raising $700,000 dollars in 6 weeks -- a sum that far outweighed the $29,000 raised by fund raiser number 2, Democrat Julie Padilla.
My candidate Serge Chernay, the leading Republican candidate, received a whopping 4% of the vote.
Matsui, a lobbyist and former Clinton White House official, completed what her television ads called a "uniquely Sacramento story." Succeeding her husband, the late U.S. Rep. Robert Matsui, she becomes the nation's 45th congressional widow since 1923 to assume the seat of her spouse. She is the third to win in California under such circumstances since 1998.
We can now look forward to more support for open borders, higher taxes and illegal alien drivers licenses! Whoopee!