From the Strickland campaign observers the count is OVER except for a few hundred votes in Los Angeles County.
Tony Strickland is Senator-elect
Flap had just updated the ballot count in the race for the California State Senate District 19 race and then received this e-mail from Ron Nehring, Chairman of the California Republican Party.
I just got off the phone with California’s newest Republican State Senator, Tony Strickland.
The last significant numbers in this closely contested Senate race just came in, and Tony is the winner in what is likely to be the most expensive State Senate contest in California history. Tony’s victory is a major accomplishment for the Republican Party, and will have a major impact on the dynamics in the legislature
. As a solid tax-fighter, Tony’s leadership will further strengthen the forces for responsible, fiscally conservative governance in Sacramento.
On behalf of the entire California Republican Party I want to extend our congratulations to Tony for his incredible perseverance in this campaign, his wife Assemblymember Audra Strickland
, the entire Strickland campaign team
, the monitoring team, the county Republican committees in Ventura, Santa Barbara
and Los Angeles
, and everyone else who contributed to this victory.
Thank you for your leadership, and enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!
All the best,
CHAIRMAN, California Republican Party
Perhaps the Strickland Campaign knows how many ballots remain to be counted in Ventura County or that the counting is OVER.
Stay tuned for any further developments.
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