Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Tucson's all-mail balloting for Tucson City Council elections produced a 26.94% turnout rate, according to the City Clerk's election results page this morning. There are an estimated 6,000 ballots yet to be prcoessed, but outstanding ballots are fewer than the margins of victory for the Democratic incumbents.
As expected, this was a no drama campaign with the Democratic city council members cruising to victory over their lackluster Tea-Publican challengers. Not in our house!
Karin Uhlich (D) Incumbent 34,708 58.38%
Ben Buehler-Garcia (R) 24,589 41.36%
Richard Fimbres (D) Incumbent 35,464 60.31%
Mike Polak (R) 23,206 39,46%
Steve Kozachik (D) Incumbent 42,398 92,93%
The two propositions on the Tucson City Council ballot also passed by similar lopsided votes:
Proposition 401 62.09%
Proposition 402 65.83%
The Democratic city council incumbents ran a positive campaign, able to point to a record of successes and recovery over the past four years since the city, and the country, was at the nadir of the Bush Great Recession in 2009. Their GOP challengers were left to run a campaign of "don't believe your lying eyes," things aren't getting better, the sky is falling!