Wright had the right stuff
Unofficial results show that Judge Vicki Wright has defied expectations and scored a come from behind victory in the 3rd District Appellate Court judicial election. Odds on favorite Lance Peterson actually came in third behind Wright and candidate Tom O'Neal.
This may be the upset of the night.
Unofficial results posted by the Chicago Tribune have it:
Vicki Wright 26,298 or 39.06%
Tom O'Neal 22,010 or 32.69%
Lance Peterson 19,013 or 28.24%
Congratulations to Judge Wright on her win.
She now is expected to face a very tough general election against a candidate from Will County.
In related news... two readers scored by predicting Wright would pull in 40%, "Political Geek", and the always astute "Dissenter".
"UnionD" just missed scoring again with their prediction of 38%
Interestingly, 15/3/06 12:48, Anonymous was the lowest prediction for Peterson and came in closest by guessing 28%, nearly nailing the actual result. The same person was also the highest predictor for O'Neal and was closest there as well, though still was below O'Neal's actual percentage. Their prediction was 30% compared to O'Neals showing of 32.69%
Congratulations and the warm glow of victory go out to the winners.