Chelgren vs. Siegel for State Senate will be a highly contested race. Mr. Rubel was beaten before the vote even took place. Reportedly, Steve had more absentee votes than Rubel’s total. This shows Siegel’s real strength in this district.
Chelgren is not up against a tired old incumbent who failed to work the voters. Siegel knows how to campaign and has paid his dues in the party. His strong finish in the primary will build his support base because people historically back a winner.
Don’t get me wrong. This is still anybody’s to win. I’m just saying Mark and the Republican Party had better take Steve Siegel seriously because he is a heavyweight and knows how to campaign.