Okay, for you Alberta election watchers, I actually had the PC candidate for my riding, show up on my door step tonight! I talked to him for about 5 minutes, and he seems like a really down to earth guy.
He is running against the Liberal MLA and it wasn't even a close race last time.
Anita Ashmore SC 210 1.60%
R. J. (Bob) Ewart AA 516 3.90%
Ian McClelland PC 4,173 31.80%
Rick Miller LIB 7,221 55.10%
George A. Slade NDP 995 7.60%
The only candidate I knew was the NDP candidate, he ran the community center. Putting it very mildly, I can't believe the guy got that many votes!
Fred Horne is the new PC candidate in Edmonton-Rutherford. He's obviously already working hard, so I give him top marks for being out on a cold evening at 7:30 to meet us regular folks. I will put a sign on my lawn in support, but I made it known that the PC's are getting too Liberal, and if a Wildrose candidate also runs, I will put up a sign for him too. That should confuse the neighbours!
Here are the candidates so far:
LIB Rick Miller
NDP Mike Butler
PC Fred Horne
No Wildrose Alliance candidate indicated, so it might make my vote a lot easier.
Let's wait and see who else shows up at my door, because that makes a huge difference.
I will dig down into ALL the riding numbers this weekend, when I have some time to look at the last election statistics, I do love numbers.
PC's 1, everyone else 0.