Everyone in my neck of the woods keeps asking: what happened to Mike Jackson? How does a sitting State Senator not make the runoff in a new district? One in which he was favored by every pundit and poll? Well, the short answer is: the Harris County strategy didn’t work. In fact, only about 34% of the vote total came from Harris County. If you look at the overall totals, Mike easily won Harris County but that is about it.
|Candidate||Total Votes||Harris County||% HC|
|Ky D. Griffin||4,031||376||9.3%|
|Charles B "Chuck" Meyer||2,151||467||21.7%|
|Lois Dickson Myers||1,554||354||22.8%|
|Jerry L. Doyle||1,476||552||37.4%|
You have to give credit where credit is due. Takach and Stockman worked the rural areas hard and it paid off.