Thursday, June 10, 2010

Scott Rigell Wins 2nd Congressional District Primary

The results are in and Scott Rigell was the decisive winner in the Republican 2nd District Congressional Primary yesterday.

The final results were Scott Rigell with 14,352 votes representing 39%, of the votes cast, in a distant second place Ben Loyola with 9,792 representing 27% of the votes cast and the runners up were Bert Mizusawa with 17% of the vote, Scott Taylor garnering 8%, Jessica Sandlin at 5%, and Ed Maulbeck with barely 4% of the total vote.

Rigell took no time in setting the stage for the campaign against Incumbent Glen Nye, saying "Really clearly define how I am different from Glenn Nye and that is not hard to do, our life experience, the way we see our country and the challenges before us are profoundly different."

The election will take place this November. Nye has split with his party on several key issues, including healthcare, President Obama's budget and the "cap-and-trade" bill. However, Nye has voted with the Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in roughly 96% of his votes. Nye supported the $604 billion Stimulus Bill as well, which was estimated by the CBO to add $816 billion to the national debt from 2009.

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