Brandon and Chelsea Whipple, awaiting results at the Pumphouse. This report on Democrat Brandon Whipple’s election party would have made a lot more sense had I posted it at 9 p.m. when I reported it. But alas, technology and my own poor sense of direction kept that from happening.
He lost his first-ever bid for office to his District 96 opponent, incumbent Phil Hermanson, but earlier in the evening, he said he was still hopeful. But anyone could see he was shaken.
Hanging at the Pumphouse in Old Town with a small crowd that included his wife, Chelsea, his mom, and a constituent he met while out campaigning door-to-door.
“If it went to whoever was the hardest working campaigner, we would have won,” he said.