“I think our candidates worked as hard as they possibly could,” said Ohio County democrat party chairman Pam McClure after a republican sweep of the Ohio County General Election Tuesday.
“It’s an uphill climb in this county. We know that from the get go,” admitted the first year party chairman. “We’re not afraid of hard work and they put in the hard work. I’m really encouraged with the youth and how the younger people have become involved in politics. I’d love to see that continue.”
“When you do this job you put your heart and soul into it and it (losing) is tough. I truly believe in all of our candidates and I truly believe in our community,” added McClure.
The 333 more straight republican tickets is something McClure hopes would change in the future. “In this community I don’t see us as a democrat or republican but Ohio County citizens. I got into this to help make this community vibrant. It (my first year) has been a learning curve.
“I’ve been encouraged with all the work they put in and the new faces. The turnout was phenomenal.
One example of determination was one voter who was unable to vote in the morning but came back later to vote. He joked with McClure that he had been disenfranchised.
“There are lots of ups and downs and right now it’s a downer,” admitted McClure who now turns toward next year’s city election.