Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Biggest Upset In Fort Wayne History

Karen Goldner Wins!

Un-f'in-believable. What a night! Congratulations to Karen. That is how you run a campaign! She beat the streets, she knocked on every door, she talked to every single person that wanted to talk. Karen Goldner will make a great city councilmember. Karen has shown that Democrats can win anywhere in this state. What a night to be a Democrat in Fort Wayne!

15 comments:

Sheri said...

No one deserves this more than Karen!

Eric White said...

I am extremely happy for Karen. I do wish the she had a larger lead, but hey, a win is a win!

Parson said...

She never knocked on my door, but I voted for her anyway. :-) Congrats Karen!

J Q Taxpayer said...

While I picked Don Schmidt in a very close election Goldner pulled it out with hard work. Congrats to her and best wishes in carrying out her position.

John Good said...

GREAT JOB, Karen!! You earned every single vote!!!

Stan Matuska said...

Congratulations Karen!!!

Kody Tinnel said...

Let's not forget to show a little appreciation to Jon Bartels and the Libertarian Party for helping Karen get the slight edge.

Karen Goldner said...

Thank you all. This has been (and continues to be) quite an experience. A 13-vote margin puts to rest anyone's concern that their vote or their effort doesn't matter in local government!

LP Mike Sylvester said...

Jeff:

Actually Karen's results do NOT show that Democrats can win anywhere!

They show that a candidate that works extremely hard, walks their district, and raises a lot of money can win...

That is a great thing and I find it very encouraging.

Mike sylvester

The Monkey House Chronicles said...

Congratulations Karen! I look forward to seeing you in action on the council. I was surprised at the close margin, but thrilled that you came through!

Rachel said...

Karen ran a great campaign and it looks like she'll run a great recount effort, presuming Schmidt asks for a recount. I'm so proud of her! Pounding the pavement, talking about real issues and doing direct mail really does result in votes. The hardest-working city council candidate may become the hardest-working city councilwoman!

Dave MacDonald said...

Congratulations Karen! I applaud your enthusiasm and effort. It's great to see your passion for the voters paid off. Best wishes and continued success to you.

Dave

Jeff Pruitt said...

You're right Mike. Too many people write off a district/county/etc because it's too Democratic or too Republican...

Joe said...

Awesome! Congrats Karen! It is apparent, the complexion of this city is changing. We want to be more progressive, and this "old way" of thinking isn't cutting it anymore.

Karen Goldner said...

Pardon my belated response here - THANK YOU to everyone for your support and kind words.