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How to achieve ‘red to the roots’

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

Like a football team that goes for a touchdown in the waning minutes of a 50-12 game, rumbles have begun that the state’s legislative GOP supermajority is looking to take over the last frontiers left for them to conquer – city governments and school boards.

How? By making those elections partisan. And that would be a mistake. (Let’s save the school boards discussion for another day.)

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For Democrats, what happens tomorrow?

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

Deadline closed in on this column before Democrat Gloria Johnson’s election challenge played out, but her legal action plus Monday’s scheduled counting of nearly 600 provisional ballots from all over the county were unlikely to produce enough votes in her District 13 House race for her to overcome her Republican opponent, Eddie Smith’s, 153-vote lead.

Johnson’s smart. She knew she was unlikely to win this battle.

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