Larry Joe Doherty: The Biggest Loser (photo by John Anderson)
Tip of the hat to Texas Weekly for an analysis of the 2008 general election stats. They pointed out that turnout in Congressional District 10 – the Austin-to-Houston district in which incumbent Republican Michael McCaul held off Democratic challenger Larry Joe Doherty – had the highest turnout of any Texas Congressional race with 333,083 votes cast.
This dubious honor particularly caught our eye (italics ours): "Larry Joe Doherty, a Democrat, got 143,719 votes while losing to U.S. Rep.Michael McCaul – that's the most votes collected by any congressional loser this time out. Nine people who got fewer votes that Doherty in other districts won, and took the oath of office earlier this month."
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