The moderate middle of the HoCo loco GOP is lining up behind Democrat incumbent Courtney Watson in the District 1 county council race. The newly formed “Republicans for Watson” includes former HoCo police chief Wayne Livesay, and forty other Repubs including my podcast co-host, Paul Skalny.
This is not a good omen for the GOP candidate, Bob Flanagan. District 1 is a swing district which means that either party needs all of their voters plus a few of the other guys in order to win the day. A public defection in the ranks like this can easily have a ripple effect.
The bottom line is that Courtney and her moderate approach to loco legislating has resonated well in this district.
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