‘Bright Spot for Virginia Dems’ as Mad Dog Helps Beat Republican Incumbent
In what Daily Kos called a “stunning upset,” Mad Dog helped take out Republican incumbent Mark Dudenhefer, who won in 2011 with more than 56 percent of the vote. Democrat Michael Futrell was one of two pickups for Virginia House Democrats last night.
Mad Dog didn’t stop there. In Roanoke, we were proud to help defeat the incumbent Republican Roanoke City Sheriff to elect Tim Allen.
Barbara O’Brien Wins Big in Denver
Mad Dog helped former Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien win big in her run for the Denver Public Schools Board of Education, with Barbara getting more than 60 percent of the votes citywide. Barbara ran to ensure that all children have access to a great school in their neighborhoods, and we were proud to help communicate her vision to Denver voters.
We were also happy to help elect Tom Parrish and re-elect Greg Mikolai to the Mesa County Valley School Board, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country you will ever see.
Mad Dog Sweeps Georgia
Mad Dog was founded in Georgia, so it was particularly sweet to see every single one of our candidates win there last night. By helping elect newcomer Andre Dickens, we defeated 12-year incumbent and establishment favorite Lamar Willis. With Mary Norwood, we again took on the establishment and won – defeating two incumbent Atlanta City Council members on the same night. It wasn’t all bad news for City Council incumbents though, as Mad Dog helped Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong win her re-election in a landslide.
We also helped elect Ted Terry as the Mayor of Clarkston and got Cynthia Briscoe Brown into a runoff with the incumbent in her Atlanta School Board race.