But fleck may not have lost because of his sexual orientation.
It also put a target on his back, and fleck complained about what he described as a “vicious… deceitful and… personal” campaign.
In the initial tally, fleck had 3,398 votes, while a total of 3,700 votes were given to write-in candidates.
fleck also noted that it was possible that he could have the Democratic nomination as a write-in as well.
One thing has changed since his last election: fleck has come out as gay.
A woman in a pink frock, with a scarlet sunshade, crossed the road, a little white dog running like a fleck of light about her.
Any scintilla or fleck of truth I can pick off from a revolutionary, I take but I will not take him.
Chief fleck had spent a sleepless night trying to put two and two together.
He knocked out the pipe, crushed a fleck of burning tobacco with his boot.
A suppressed sob at his side caused fleck to turn quickly and lay his finger on the trigger of his revolver.