I had a nice little election night
party to end my campaign. The guests
were all friends. It wasn't too far into the evening that it became
clear I wasn't going to win the Senate Primary, but they urged me to
put off my concession speech for a while. About the time people started
wanting to go because they had work tomorrow I said "sorry, but we
didn't pull it off." You
can see the gist of my comments by clicking here.
Then they posed for a group shot. Julia
thought it would be nice to have a picture with me in it, so she
borrowed my camera and took the one below.
All the people that wanted to see and
be seen at a victory party went other places.
A couple of days
later I saw these results in the San Francisco
Chronicle. After that I figured out I spent about 54 cents a vote. Todd
Chretien probably spent something like $2.50 per vote. I'm guessing
about Kent, but he probably spent something like a dime a vote. For
comparison purposes, Phil Angelides and Steve Westly probably spent
somewhere in the $30 to $40 range per vote. I think the record for the
election was in the Sunset District of San Francisco, where Fiona Ma
spent something like $72 per vote in a Democratic Assembly race.