Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Republican Representative Paul Scott Recalled

For David Serotkin and Phil Mastin - this one's for you.

State Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, became the first state legislator to be recalled in a generation after he conceded defeat in a recall election today.

The press is still filling this in as I type, and we will see about the fallout tomorrow. I'm guessing the retaliation begins in chambers as soon as possible.

They did it. They actually did it.


More: From the Flint Journal:

Rep. Paul Scott said final vote counts showed him losing by 232 votes, despite the delay in getting precinct reports up on the Genesee County elections website.

"I accept the results," Scott said to a somber crowd of supporters at his Grand Blanc headquarters.

Scott said he will spend the coming weeks and months making a decision about whether he will run again in 2012

Despite months of fighting to avoid today's recall vote, Scott said he's done challenging the recall.


According to campaign finance reports, Scott out-raised the recall effort by a nearly two to one margin.

Reports show Scott’s campaign committee has raised $111,796 in the past 12 months, while the Michigan Republican Party has spent another $29,000-plus to support his fight to stay in office. He also has support to the tune of $51,000 from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and nearly $73,000 from StudentsFirst, a Washington, D.C.-based education reform group. The recall committee reports having raised roughly $147,000, about $140,000 of which came from the MEA.

Just so you know.

Morning: Screen shot of Gongwer's headline:


And remember, before the two recalls in Wisconsin earlier this year, only 13 state lawmakers across the nation had been recalled going back to 1908.