Mt. Vernon Democratic Straw Poll Results: Beyer, Chatman, Hope... (UPDATE: Photos, Video)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I just got back from the Mt. Vernon Democratic Committee's annual Mardi Gras party and straw poll. The party was great, as always; lots more to come on that tomorrow. For now, here are the results from the straw poll.1. Don Beyer: 105 votes
2. Lavern Chatman: 83 votes
3. Patrick Hope: 81 votes
4. Mark Sickles: 51 votes
5. Adam Ebbin: 42 votes
6. Charniele Herring: 15 votes
7. Alfonso Lopez: 11 votes
7. Bill Euille: 11 votes
9. Mark Levine: 7 votes
9. Derek Hyra: 7 votes
11. Bruce Shuttleworth (not present): 3 votes
P.S. Note that my predictions for the straw poll were 1) Don Beyer (correct); 2) Lavern Chatman (correct); 3) Adam Ebbin (he actually finished 5th); 4) Mark Sickles (correct); 5) Bill Euille (he actually finished 7th); 6) Charniele Herring (correct); 6) Patrick Hope (he actually finished 3rd); 6) Alfonso Lopez (he actually finished 7th); 9) Derek Hyra (correct); 10) Mark Levine (he actually finished tied for 9th); and 11) Bruce Shuttleworth (correct). Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. :) The big difference was that Patrick Hope finished significantly higher than I had expected. Other than that, it was pretty much as forecast...