As someone who has been for Kerry since the beginning - before the beginning - I don't think anyone could more disappointed with the results of the Presidential election. And no, Kerry did not win the electoral votes here in Montana -- or even narrow the margin. But Dems in Montana have reasons to celebrate anyway.

For the first time since 1984 we elected a Democratic governor!

And in the Montana legislature, controlled by Republicans since 1995, we have won at least a tie in the Senate and possibly control of the House - with many outstanding races still to close to call.

Oh and, BTW, my county went for Kerry 51.34% to 45.65%

So I have reasons to hope as well as reasons to despair. And I have concrete evidence that my efforts during the campaign have not been in vain. I say to you: neither have yours.

Originally posted to Feanor on Wed Nov 03, 2004 at 04:02 PM PST.

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