Slating Is Over
If the analysis of 47 Senate seats provided by the Susan Henriques campaign is accurate, the Swamp Party has already won 4 Senate seats and Unite has already won 1, leaving 42 Senate seats up for grabs and the 3 top executive jobs.
Susan’s running for Treasurer as an Independent, and faces an uphill battle. Almost certainly, she will be forcing a run-off between Swamp and Unite in the second week of March. Otherwise, we will see the end of UF 2006 on March 1st.
The four seats SWAMP has are: the usually swing seat of Architecture, the home base of John Boyles in Fine Arts, and two small, medically related colleges (Dentistry and Health Related Professions). Unite’s guaranteed seat is the Independent-friendly NRE.
Of course, no safe seat is truly safe; you first have to gain a single vote, and then you have to hope a write-in campaign isn’t successful at stealing your seat.
But SWAMP is off to a good start, nonetheless.