Desperately Seeking Voters
The first factoid of the night... almost done and it looks like the mayoral race is going to have around 44K votes cast when all is said and done. 4 years ago in the city mayoral primary the 7 candidates split 58,843 votes between them. Almost a third more than tonight. Can't explain that by population loss over the last 4 years. Weather? Message? Candidates? I count, you decide.
What's weirder. On Channel 2, the mayoral race was like the third story into the newscast. Even after something about Najeh Davenport's car being stolen. That's pretty telling about a lot of things, and not just city politics.
addendum.. the knock down drag out Murphy O'Connor 2001 primary had 53% more votes cast for mayor (67,657) than tonight.