The 2005 Democratic Primary for Lt. Governor featured four candidates- Leslie Byrne, Chap Petersen, Viola Baskerville and Phil Puckett. So how did Leslie do in the Mason District precincts in the 11th CD?
I have to break them into two different pieces which I will explain in a second. Here's the large majority of precincts in Mason that are in the 11th CD:
Leslie Byrne 793 (71.0%)
Chap Petersen 197 (17.6%)
Viola Baskerville 88 (7.9%)
Phil Puckett 39 (3.5%)
71% in a four way race- that is darned impressive!
Now I took two precincts that are in Mason and the 11th out of this analysis because they were in Chap Petersen's old House of Delegates district, so they voted way different. In these precincts Chap got 150 votes, Leslie got 52 and Phil/Viola got 3 votes. So that shows an area where Gerry can make up some margin against Leslie, as his candidacy combined with Chap's endorsement could.... oh wait, Chap has already endorsed Leslie. Lights out! Poor Gerry :-)
Mason District looks like a real political powerhouse for Leslie.