Today the Republicans and Democrats nominate their candidates for the November elections. Lancaster County is overwhelmingly Republican. So the fight for County Commissioner is held in this primary. Charlie Smithgall was the past mayor of Lancaster City but he did not get the endorsement of the Republican Party bosses for this primary. He's running against the machine. It's a lonely thing to do. All he has to offer is his name and whatever reputation that promises to voters.
Did I get that across here? People are voting as I write this. Before bed tonight we'll know if he'll be less lonely come Fall.
TED'S NEWS ALERT: Out of 80,389 votes cast, by 460 votes - Charlie Smithgall lost!