That applies to the results across Nebraska on Tuesday.
The national results, as expected, favored Barack Obama and the Dems. But local Republicans continued their dominance in Nebraska.
Mike Johanns. Jeff Fortenberry. Adrian Smith.
And then the closest race, Lee Terry
In Douglas County, the results for that part of the 2nd District Congressional race looked something like this:
Compare that to the unofficial results for Douglas County in the Presidential race:
Joe Jordan and others scoffed at the idea of the “Obama-Terry” voter.
Those numbers add some vindication.
While Leavenworth Street’s predictions were off by at least 1% for the Presidential race in the 2nd District (we’ll wait for those final results), we didn’t do too bad for the Terry – Esch and Johanns – Kleeb over / under marks. (Nailed the Senate race percentage, and off by a half percent on the House race.)
Of course mea culpas (mea culpae?) are in order for the Fortenberry and Smith camps. For what it’s worth, we originally had Fort getting 63%. But 70%? Whoops.
And then Adrian Smith pulling in 77%? Yikes. Those are Rep. Tom Osborne numbers. And we thought our prediction of 68% was generous.
And what to say of Senors Kleeb, Esch and Yashirin (and Stoddard)? Guys, valiant fight, and all that.
But next time, you might want to try a run for City Council before you reach for the gig in Washington.
It worked for Johanns, Terry, Fortenberry and Smith…