Congressional Catfight: Jean Schmidt Takes the Wild Card Spot
Well, that was easy. We've had some really close calls here at Congressional Catfight, including one race that required a runoff. But this latest Catfight -- a battle royal between five fighters, to determine who would take the wild card slot and face Katherine Harris -- resulted in a decisive victory.
We threw five worthy contenders into the ring: Corrine Brown (D-FL), the "bat shit crazy" rep from the mean streets of Jacksonville's North Side; Barbara Cubin (R-WY), the ex-cheerleader known for her "wack paranoia" and penis-shaped cookies; Tom Tancredo (R-CO), the immigration-obsessed nutjob; Bernie Sanders (I-VT), everyone's favorite Vermont socialist; and Jean Schmidt (R-OH), the firearms-carrying, flag-jumpsuit-wearing, coward-calling congresswoman better known as "Mean Jean."
The result? Jean Schmidt, in a landslide. "Mean Jean" received 60 percent of the vote -- more votes than the other four competitors combined, and over three times as many as her nearest competitor, Tom Tancredo. Schmidt has scratched and clawed her way into the final round of Congressional Catfight. (For those of you who are curious, the full vote tally is available after the jump.)
Check back later today, when we'll open the polls in Congressional Catfight: Harris vs. Schmidt. We're predicting a close and ugly battle between these two tough ladies of the House.
Here are the complete poll results: