JeffCo GOP Straw Poll Results
A reader emailed me the results from the straw poll.
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Also, State Reps. Jim Carns and Bobby Humphryes defeated incumbent Jefferson County Commissioners Gary White and Mary Buckelew, respectively by approximately 100 votes each. These two county commission races seemed likely to pit Republicans against each other, but if this vote is any sign of things to come then the incumbents might not have much support left.
Among the attendees were Roy Moore, Patsy Riley, Mo Brooks, Glen Murdock and Perry Hooper, Jr. Also, I am told the Riley campaign purchased 50 tickets and presumably dispersed them among supporters.
There don't seem to be any big surprises here and even if there were it would be too reactionary to draw any conclusions from such a small sample. But though the JeffCo straw poll isn't significant enough to warrant much analysis, it is (I believe) the first public vote of the campaign and thus a symbolic start to what promises to be an intriguing political season.