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November 7, 2012

Lowell Went for Warren…Heavily (Updated)

by at 7:59 am.

According to the Boston.com results page, with all 33 precincts in Lowell reporting, the vote count was Warren: 19,678 to Brown: 13,905.

So much for all the face time he put in here, and the local “Democratic” endorsements he touted. Wonder if Rita is sweating it? There are a number of longtime supporters of hers that appear to be very angry with her. She hates it when people don’t like her…that has to be unpleasant.

This means the margin of support for Warren in Lowell was 58.7% to 41.6%. Yeah, you read that right. A huge difference of 5,773 votes.

Let me bask in that number for a few days on behalf of the amazing, wonderful, capable, hardworking campaign staff and the core set of volunteers that showed up to so many canvasses, phone banks, rallies, and visibilities. Compared to those folks, I’m just an occasional worker bee. Kudos to Andrew Howe and Ariela Gragg who ran the regional office. You deserve this margin of victory!! It’s all yours.

Update: From Fran on facebook, it looks like Chelmsford went for Obama, 9,906 to 9,534. A small margin of victory, but for Chelmsford, that is insane! Kudos to the Chelmsford crew! Also, I am guessing (someone wanna check?) that the 11,530 to 7,900 loss for Warren there was a smaller margin than the Coakley/Brown special election?

PS - Golnik couldn’t even win in Chelmsford, his 7,449 to Tsongas’ 11,413 is a pretty poor showing.

13 Responses to “Lowell Went for Warren…Heavily (Updated)”

  1. Robert Forrant Says:

    Who got the numbers right - http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ Who got the numbers wrong - ‘Talkin Pumpkin Head’ Karl Rove. Please, please in the name of whatever you hold sacred can we never again have to listen to Fox news pundits acting like they actually understand what is happening in the real world. my prediction - by the end of today Fox will be pumping the airwaves full of their gas that the election was stolen by the Black Panther Party and Bin Laden’s ghost!

  2. Publius Says:

    Congratulations on your wins.

  3. Lynne Says:

    I think they *have* started that, Robert…whoever took that bet is sure to have lost already…

  4. Lynne Says:

    Thanks, Publius, that’s gracious of you. I know there were people who worked hard on the other side because they believe in their principles, and that is what a democracy is.

  5. Mill Girl Says:

    The results last night are not just a victory for the democrats. It’s a victory for science. Nate Silver and others who did true data analytics for this election were proven spot on in their predictions. Now we just need to convince some folks to start looking at the overwhelming data on climate change…

  6. Brian Flaherty Says:

    Agreed Robert - saw somewhere on Twitter that conservative media (Barron, Morris, Rove, etc) did huge disservice telling people what they wanted to hear and not reality.

    I for one wasn’t surprised by any of the results. All of my predictions were correct except for two: I thought Romney would win NH and that Tisei would beat Tierney. I think most people - including Tierney I bet - thought Tisei would win.

    Congrats on your victory, you guys earned it.

  7. Greg Page Says:

    I’m with Brian F. Congrats to everyone, and I too thought Tisei would win out there.

    Now here’s the million-dollar question on my mind: Did a significant enough percentage of MA voters come to the realization that the Scott Brown “regular guy” shtick was overblown and artificial? Did they then get to meet Elizabeth Warren personally, like what they saw, and voted for her?

    Or, alternatively, was this election just the result of forces that are way bigger than Brown or Warren (Pres. election year, Union support for Warren, threat of Senate ‘tipping’, etc.?)

    I’d be much more encouraged if the answer leans more towards the former…that shows that people are using their brains, assessing candidates, and then making choices. The more it tilts toward the latter, the more discouraged I am. The self-interest angle is that I’m one of those moderate GOP types who believes [hopes?] there’s a future for said types, but the larger point is that I hope people aren’t just a bunch of Sharpie-enabled robots.

  8. Art is Fun Says:

    Lynne, You win, just let me know when.

  9. Prince Charming Says:

    Lynne - the humble pie was delicious.

  10. TJM Says:

    Congratulations on an impressive win

  11. joe from Lowell Says:

    To the Republicans Who Realized Last Night That Your Experts Lied to You About the Polls:

    They’re doing the same thing with climate science, and have been for two decades.

  12. joe from Lowell Says:

    Remember the whack-job “libertarian Republican” whose endorsement Scott Brown touted?

    You gotta read this.

    http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2012/11/the-end-of-liberty-in-america-only.html

  13. Lynne Says:

    Greg - I think in all honestly it’s a mix. There are some voters who don’t pay attention til literally the week before…but those who saw the debates, the ads, etc I think came to the conclusions you listed.

    PC - So glad you could enjoy some pie. ^_^ It’s a good thing someone was eating, because I didn’t eat for 24 hours, accidentally…the kitchen closed before I decided I wanted to eat at the after party at the Old Court, and then forgot to eat breakfast Wed morning. Oops!

    Art is Fun - how about tomorrow afternoon? :) Email is Lynne [@] leftinlowell . com (no spaces, replace [@] with just an @ sign).

    Joe - whoa, that’s some crazy talk…

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