Republican Wins Mayor’s Race in County That Voted 68% Biden in 2020
The results will be certified by the city’s election commission on Thursday
A red wave in 2022 is looking more likely as elections up and down the ballot are moving away from Democrats.
The State news outlet reported that Republican Daniel Rickenmann won the runoff mayoral race in Columbia, South Carolina, with 52 percent of the vote.
Rickenmann said following his victory:
“It was an incredible thing."
“Everyone who supported us. It’s about one Columbia. We are not divided; we are united!”
The results will be certified by the city’s election commission on Thursday.
Demcorat Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, who lost to Rickenmann, will now be replaced by another Democrat, Aditi Bussells.
"I am so proud of the race that we ran,” Devine told WLTX.
"Our vision of a more inclusive and equitable Columbia may be delayed, but it is not gone.”
Rickenmann’s victory indicates a shift in the political climate of Columbia, mainly because the county voted for Joe Biden for president with 68.4 percent in the 2020 election.
Moreover, Columbia is in a congressional district where Democrats have a 17 percent party registration advantage, with Biden surrogate Jim Clyburn as their representative.
Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Daniel Rickenmann @Rickenmann & Councilwoman-Elect Aditi Bussells @aditisrivastav on their big wins tonight. @CityofColumbia is a special place and I know they will serve us well.— Steve Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC) November 17, 2021
Rickman's campaign had public safety as his “top priority."
According to Neighborhood Scout, Columbia is safer than only 2 percent of American cities.
Rickenmann’s victory is a massive chance for him to bring conservative leadership and policies to a city ruined by Demcorats.
Neon Nettle reported earlier this week that almost all of Americans believe Joe Biden has failed to accomplish anything at all since taking office, a new WaPo-ABC News poll revealed.
63% of the 1,001 adults polled said Biden had achieved “not very much” or “little or nothing” thus far.
That figure is much more than former Presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton, Politico reported.