Matt Kelty ran the best campaign for City office that I have ever seen. Matt worked extremely hard and motivated and organized a large team of volunteers.
Matt's victory proves that a hard-working candidate that runs a powerful campaign can beat "the system."
Matt's victory is amazing when you consider:
1. The entire leadership of the local Republican Party supported Nelson Peters.
2. Every elected Republican banded together to help Nelson Peters win. In fact, at the polling
places were large banners with a picture of Nelson with a veritable army of elected
elected Republicans supporting him.
3. Nelson Peters outspent Matt Kelty ABOUT 2 to 1.
I imagine the leadership of the local Republican party feels that they have been hit with a sledgehammer, or at least they SHOULD feel like they have been hit with a sledgehammer!
It will be interesting to see of the Allen County Republican Party "learns" anything from this primary...