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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Some Useless Information On Janesville's Primary Vote For The First CD

Looking over the vote totals from Janesville's wards in the Wisconsin primary between Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers, one thing stands out. The wards numbered 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 surrounding the former GM Plant on the city's south side, as expected, pulled hard for the union iron worker Bryce. Those six wards gave Bryce a 251 vote edge over Myers in a city of 30 wards Bryce won by a total of 330 votes.

The Janesville total: Bryce 4077 - Myers 3747.

On an interesting side note, the GOP establishment wards they specially carved out from the city for Republican state assembly Amy Loudenbeck, Wards 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 29 also went to Bryce, but by a closer margin of 45 votes.

On the republican side, Bryan Steil, Paul Ryan's hand-picked nominee, also did well against his opponents in Loudenbeck's gerrymandered wards, but he did even better in the cliquey establishment wards surrounding the Palmer Park area. Steil had his strongest showing in Palmer wards 12, 27 and 28. Relatively speaking, votes for republicans including Steil were almost non-existant in the GM wards.

Here's the common denominator: Bryce also won those cliquey establishment Palmer Park wards as well, 652 to 627.

The take away: Myers held her own in the most urbanized diverse central sections of the city against Bryce. But no doubt about it, voter enthusiasm for democrats is running high. If Myers voters can pick up the pieces and coalesce around Bryce, he could win in November. They have to because he won't win without them.

SOURCE: Rock County Election Results

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