Though runoffs for Senate, Congress, and the state school superintendent’s post are sucking up most of the oxygen ahead of tomorrow’s runoff, a cadre of hotly-contested state legislative clashes will also come to a close tomorrow.
In state Senate district 27, incumbent Republican Jack Murphy is again in the midst of a bruising battle for re-election. Two years ago he narrowly defeated Steve Voshall in the July 31st primary, with his final margin of victory clocking in at a mere 114 votes.
He’s now embroiled in a bitter runoff with Michael Williams. Murphy placed first in the primary, capturing 37 percent to William’s 34. Lauren McDonald III took 28 percent.
Murphy disclosed last week with 6 days to go that he had over $102,000 cash on hand, giving him the edge over Williams’s $5,278. (Read more below the fold.)