The Greg Albritton (R) and Marc Keahey (D) special election in Senate District 22 is the story for today.
One observer who wishes to stay anonymous says in email:
A lot of money and toil are being expended on behalf of keahey and albritton – gop party staff and dem party/trial/aea staff are all down there. Have heard grumblings @ lack of planning on the keahey side – tons of money on tv and none for election day. I am not exactly sure what all the people are down there doing, as none are known to me as gotv experts.
The word on dem side is that Hall is in better shape than expected, and probably has a better chance of winning than keahey.
A Montgomery Democrat tells the Parlor that there has been some natural tightening in the race, that the district probably leans Democrat 5 or 6 points. The Montgomery Dem believes that early polls showing Keahey up big weren’t realistic, but that Democrats still seem to think Keahey is likely to win.
Of course, it is a special election, so turnout will be low, and that means much larger potential for the unexpected. I do know that at least some Republicans are very hopeful about the race.
The Montgomery Democrat confirmed that AEA and the state Democratic Party had people going door-to-door, and added the observation that it’s a large, rural district that is not an easy one for a good ground operation.