So the primary election for the Ohio District 31 seat – and all the other seats, but that was the only one that mattered : > – was held last Tuesday the 15th – today is March 21. Brigid Kelly, another fine young Irish American, who had worked hard for over two years, won with 1/3 of the vote. The guy who came in second spent about $125,000 – and beat Brian, who spent a lot less than that, by not very much. So Brian did a great job in getting the most bank for the buck.
He also had a great team, shared the campaign office with the local Bernie Sanders campaign, had great literature – and was very impressive in not winning.
He was also great in staying reality based. Right after the polls closed, a group of us went to Mazunte’s for dinner (nothing like Mexican comfort food after a long day). Several of us were very hopeful – but Brian calmly analyzed the race, described what the outcome would be, talked about what he had done well and what needed to be done better, and stayed comfortable throughout the evening – as events turned out just as he had predicted.
I was very impressed with my smart and hardworking son for a great campaign – and even prouder about his understanding and analysis of the race. And most of all, proud of his values and beliefs, which led him into the race in the first place.