Political Roundup for August 5, 2015…Election Results…RRH Elections

Election Results:

Mississippi: All Republican incumbent statewide officeholders won renomination; for Public Service Commission, State Rep. Cecil Brown (D) will face engineer Brent Bailey (R) in the central district, and accountant Sam Britton (R) will head to a runoff with State Sen. Tony Smith (R) in the southern district. The big story however is in the Democratic primary for governor where in a replay of Alvin Greene in SC and Charlie Brown in TN, a completely unserious candidate(Robert Gray) who raised no money and barely campaigned has apparently won the primary, just like with Brown apparently winning simply by being the first name in alphabetical order on the ballot.

In MS state legislative races, incumbent Sens. Nancy Collins (R, SD-6) and Philip Gandy (R, SD-43) lost their primaries, while Sen. Bill Stone (D) defeated Sen. Steve Hale (D) in a member vs. member race in SD-10. Also, 4 anti-charter school Republican De Soto County state Reps. lost to pro-charter challengers: Hamilton (LD-6), Jennings (LD-7), Alday (LD-25), and Nelson (LD-40). On the Dem side, two incumbents were defeated and two forced into runoffs: Huddleston (LD-30) and Gibbs (LD-36) will face a second round, while Dickson (LD-42) and Oberhousen (LD-66) lost outright.

Michigan: Rosalynn Bliss (D) easily won for Grand Rapids Mayor while Dayne Walling (D) and Karen Weaver (D) advanced to a runoff for Flint Mayor.

Pennsylvania: Leanne Krueger-Barenky (D) picked up the LD-161 seat while Greg Rothman (R) as expected held the LD-87 seat.

Washington: In LD-9, Mary Dye (R) and Kenneth Caylor (D) advance to the general. In LD-30, Teri Hickel (R) finished ahead of Carol Gregory (D) 50.7 %-49.3%, both advance to the general. In the Snohomish CE race, incumbent John Lovick (D) and Dave Somers (D) advance to the general….