Gov. Bill Owens was Referendum C's biggest backer.
A Ref C victory is then a victory for Owens, right?
Yes and no.
The yes is a big yes, say many Ref C supporters.
Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, a Democrat from Jefferson County, said the Republican governor's backing was crucial.
"I think it gave Ref C an enormous amount of credibility for Republicans to believe it was necessary," she said.
Dick Wadhams, Owens' first campaign manager and former press secretary, said the passage of Ref C is a win for the state and its governor.