The Republican primary has come and gone, and the vacant Senate seat has been filled.
Your winner is… wait for it… hold on… almost there… [tries to drumroll but can’t]… NOT Craig James.
James captured just 3.59% of the total vote, which was all but anticipated. This was actually anticipated when this idea was floated around and before some imbeciles (James included) dumped hundreds of thousands in this massive trip down Ego Lane.
Overall, James received 50,081 votes (give or take), which would be a solid turnout for a Saturday morning Big Ten game. Unfortunately, it is not.
As for something a little closer to home, James’ voting posse was short of all but one Texas Tech home game last year. (They only drew 49,000 in their game against Kansas State, otherwise, yikes).
More than 59,000 came out to watch Texas Tech play Iowa State, the high point of 2011. This kind of voter support would have
kept James slightly closer to a little bit less of a massive blowout not really helped at all, but hey, it was worth a shot.
Props to Jon Schroeder for the inspiration.