In years when both parties had statewide primary runoffs, turnout in the second round of voting averaged almost half of turnout in the first round. On average, the runoff got a vote for every two in the primary. In elections with a statewide runoff, the average Republican runoff turnout was 27.3 percent of the party's average primary turnout. For Democrats, the corresponding number was 34.9 percent.Full Story
Bitterness continues to surge through the Senate District 25 race, as defeated candidate Elizabeth Ames Jones endorsed her former target’s opponent in the upcoming July 31 runoff. The rivalry between Ames Jones and incumbent Sen. Jeff Wentworth was rancorous, and her endorsement of Donna Campbell didn’t surprise observers of the race. Wentworth’s team dismissed it, and Wentworth has contended that both of his challengers are not as invested in the district's voters as he is.