Who wants to put down twenty bucks that says this is what the results look like when real human beings vote in a few months? Anyone? Bueller?
Madison - None of the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate could muster enough votes Saturday to garner the state Republican Party's endorsement, and the balloting included a weak showing by former Gov. Tommy Thompson.So the guy with no money and no staff edges out the jackwad that everyone hates, and they beat the guy with all the name ID and bipartisan appeal and the smart rich guy who spends his money helping the poor in developing countries.
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald of Horicon took the most votes, but fell short of the 60% needed to secure the party's endorsement. It was a surprisingly strong showing for Fitzgerald, who has lagged in fundraising and polling.
Thompson, elected governor four times, was knocked in the second ballot with 18% of the vote. Madison hedge fund manager Eric Hovde was eliminated in the first ballot.
In the final ballot, Fitzgerald bested former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, 51.5% to 48.5%.
Hahahaha. Try that out in November and let's see how it goes.