So DeDe won our straw poll on the Congressional race.
Assuming, the poll was not rife with mischief, her 60+ % showing approaches what you would expect in our area. I suspect most of the readers of this blog are in the Watertown area. I assume Mr. Owens will poll well elsewhere, and I was surprised so few people chose Mr. Hoffman
The election is just four weeks from today, although that will be an eternity to the candidates.
The special election format truncates the ordeal for candidates and voters, but we lost any kind of public vetting process. It was all in the hands of a handful of county chairs and even that proceeding was conducted in private.
For the three minor parties it's even less democratic, with no county chairs, but instead a couple of state party officials deciding.
Whoever wins will have to do it all again next year, when primaries are a possibility. Then redistricting ocurrs and it will be a new game in 2012.
We will do another poll in a few days.