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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Georgetown backs Mara

On Tuesday, a tiny electorate sent Vincent Orange back to D.C. Council (despite GM’s clear instructions to the contrary). But it was with little help from Georgetown, which went heavily for Republican Patrick Mara.

Here are the numbers:

* Mara – 463 – 61.41 percent

* Biddle – 116 – 15.38 percent

* Weaver – 79 – 10.48 percent

* Orange – 60 – 7.96 percent

* Other Candidates – 36 – 4.77 percent

This may support the widely held suspicion that Georgetown is a hotbed of Republican voters. While Georgetown votes more Republican than the District at large, it’s still typically votes overwhelmingly Democratic. For instance, while Georgetown gave about 16 percent fewer votes to Obama than the rest of the city in 2008, it still gave him about 75 percent of its votes.

[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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