GOP Run-off in Senate 25 special election today

The race for the GOP nomination for the State Senate in District 25, vacated by Tommy Moore, has been a hectic fight. Six Republican candidates were led in the primary by Shane Massey, who won 37% of the vote, and Bill Hixon, who got 30%.

Much of the run-off has centered around questions of party loyalty, and has gotten rather heated in a race that many Republican politicos see as a prime opportunity for the GOP to pad it's already healthy Senate majority.

While one can argue about who is the real Republican and who is a RINO, there is no disputing that both candidates and their campaigns have given this race all they've got. For that, both sides deserve a big pat on the back (and a few beers and a good night's sleep, too) when the votes are counted.

We've heard all sorts of predictions about where this race is headed, but we say the only poll that counts is the one that's going to take place today. Given the close primary finish and the intensity of both campaigns, we think the outcome is going to be a close one.

Thanks to some friends on the inside, we're going to be reporting on the outcome of today's voting as those reports become available, so stay tuned and we'll keep you informed.

8 Response to "GOP Run-off in Senate 25 special election today"

  1. Friends in Low Places 1/10/07 23:53
    "...friends on the inside..."

    Now, that deserves an explanation.
  2. Anonymous 2/10/07 08:23
    it's gotta be the voices inside his head.
  3. Anonymous 2/10/07 08:52
    i agree. it's definitely the voices in his head.

    some days he forgets his meds ... poor fellow.
  4. Anonymous 2/10/07 14:06
    at least he's past being Fester and Moritica, Dr. Furter and Dr. Lechter had quite a job on their hands
  5. Anonymous 2/10/07 14:47
    He probably has syphilis or gonnorhea, the man-whore that he is. That would keep him from thinking clealy, so please have pity on the poor fool.
  6. Earl Capps 2/10/07 16:45
    Come on guys, you don't expect me to publicly admit to any of that, do you?
  7. west_rhino 3/10/07 13:55
    You'd be accused of bragging by the Dems and probably stand accused of far worse by the Coalition and the excess of putative exes

    Damned if you do and damned if you don't... I guess you should enjoy yourself.
  8. Shuler 3/10/07 14:52
    Senate District 25 Republican Primary Runoff
    Submitted by cwhitmire on Tue, 2007-10-02 14:35. ::

    October 2, 2007 - Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, & Saluda Counties

    UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
    Candidate Aiken Edgefield McCormick Saluda Total Percent
    Bill Hixon 848
    848 208 84 1,988
    37.7%
    Shane Massey WINNER
    1,231
    1,351 485 214 3,281
    62.3%

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