Tuesday, September 09, 2008 By Aaron Brown
(9:47) UPDATE 4: The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that with two precincts still out, Reinert is ahead by almost 700 votes. This is done. Congratulations, Roger!
Stenersen carried several precincts, but they were small. Reinert had a clear advantage in the population-heavy areas. Ultimately, I think name recognition and a strong campaign carried the day. That's what I said back when this all started, even though my prediction of Reinert by 2 percent now appears overly conservative.
(9:44) UPDATE 3: I'm having flashbacks to 2000, when I was working for the Voter News Service reporting results from St. Louis County for the national media. Duluth reports late, but knows early.
Boots on the ground are reporting that Roger Reinert has won this race. I don't have details beyond that, but there you go.
(8:22) UPDATE 2: Remember, your fast horses are going to be Reinert and Stenersen. I have this as being close but favoring Reinert, others put Reinert ahead by a few points.
UPDATE 1: Polls close ... NOW!