When Alexander arrived
in Washington three years ago,
he thought he might become a priest. On
Tuesday, he found himself as a candidate
most believed didn't have a prayer: unknown,
inexperienced and outspent in a ward where
Democrats outnumbered his party 23 to 1.
Still, that's no reason to quit --
especially on Election Day.
You're 81, have lost 14
consecutive campaigns for office
and live in a state where the U.S. Senator
seeking another term has a
multimillion-dollar war chest, high ratings
and an untouchable label. So what do you
do? If you're Ross Pierpont, you run a 15th
time, and you run until the
last ballots are cast.
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