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No one told Rita Mercier she was going to have to cheerlead for Jon Golnik? How could she not know? Was this her first rodeo? Party splitting is hard, Rita. That’s why it’s ill advised. Sure, a few Brown supporters are happy, but most Tsongas supporters will be a mite peeved. Ooopsie.
Jon #Golnik and #Billerica state Rep. Marc Lombardo, w/Rita Mercier, at Scott Brown rally.
Well, in for a penny, in for a pound, I guess. She really rocked the joint, they say:
Not that there was that big of a crowd. See the curtain divider, splitting Cumnock Hall in half? You can tell by the 3 full windows behind the curtain.
For those that have never been in Cumnock Hall, it’s about as big as a small school gymnasium.
Update: The graph below shows total votes in Lowell’s municipal elections. It shows the total ballots cast, the #1 seed and the #9 seed. If the track holds, the #1 seed will pull around 5,000 votes in 2013. If total votes trends down, then Rita Mercier is likely safely reelected, though she may not finish #1, as she has the 6 elections this graph covers.
PS. John McDonough somewhat suggested I was data stalking, Rita. Because I knew so much about her waning vote totals. I laughed it off. As you can see, the graph shows the #1 seed’s total waning. That is what I wanted to show, versus the other two metrics. It just so happens that Rita is #1. … For now. };-)>
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