As expected, Republican Jason Smith crushed Democrat Steve Hodges in this R+13 district. For those scoring at home, this is the third special election held this election cycle, and – like the other two – has resulted in the incumbent party keeping the seat. I note this largely because, prior to 2010, you couldn’t have a special election without some earnest Democrat type telling you brassily that his party had a magic formula for always winning those particular contests. I wonder what happened to those people? …No, wait, that’s a lie: I really, really don’t.
Congratulations to Rep.-elect Smith.