Don Johnson, executive director for the Shelby GOP, gave a brief look at the August 5 election at the Lunch Hour Republican Club meeting Thursday.
“Republicans did a very good job on turnout,” Johnson said. “The Republican precinct base turnout was 38%, up ten points from 2006, while the Democrat turnout was 24%, up one point since 2006,” he said. “But 38% is not good enough for us for November. Republican voters are excited. The most excited in my lifetime, or at least since 1994. It means the opportunity we have is great.”
Several districts voted for Luttrell that had not voted Republican consistently. “With redistricting coming up in the next cycle, we need to make sure we get people to turn out in November,” he said.