Thursday, November 14, 2013
Michael Donovan: The Loser Who Won
Pawlowski scored a resounding 62% victory, which might sound good statewide. But he won it against an underfunded independent with no money.
Pawkowski raised $142,578.26 to Donovan's $13,140. Thus, Kind Edwin spent $24 per vote to Donovan's $3.
In 2005, Bill Heydt took 38%, the same percentage as Dionovan, with 6539 votes. He raised approximately $73,000, and spent $11 per vote.
In 2009, Republican Tony Phillips's percentage was just 26% with 2873 votes. He raised approximately $53,000, and spent $18 per vote.
It's safe to say that the luster is gone from King Edwin's crown.
Donovan's run also created a buzz in Allentown, and probably helped elect Tom Muller as Lehigh County Executive.