Mar Roxas headed for another national election heartbreak

Mar Roxas headed for another national election heartbreak

Is his political career over?
This would be his third consecutive loss in a national election, with nearly 93% of votes counted.
Roxas, saw his rankings slipped down weeks prior to the election. In 2010 he lost to Jejomar Binay  and in 2016 in the presidential race he lost to now President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Mar Roxas (photo credit to owner)

As of 5: 20am he is outside the Magic 12, ranked 16th with 9,427,966 votes with 92.89 percent of votes tallied by the Commission on Elections transparency server. 
Based on the pre-election survey of Pulse Asia conducted May 3 to 6, the former senator was  projected to rank 16th to 17th. Only Sen. Bam Aquino had a statistical chance of winning among the opposition Otso Diretso candidates. 
Roxas was roughly 4 million votes behind Bam Aquino, Senators JV Ejercito and Nancy Binay and former Sen. Bong Revilla, who were slugging it out for the last slots in the winners' circle of 12, based on the partial and unofficial count. 
According to a study by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) on political ads spending, Roxas is the top spender from the start of the campaign period on February 12 until April 30. He was estimated to have spent at least P231 million (assuming discounted ad spending) during this period. 

Fake News and Absence
According to his campaign manager, Edgar Erice , Fake News and trolls targeted Roxa for the government’s slow response to Super Typhoon Yolanda in (2013) and the death of the 44 commandos of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) weighed on his candidacy.
"Naglalabas kami ng mga sagot pero massive 'yung machinery nung mga trolls, mga bashers e so minamanage na lang as much as we can," Erice said.
In the month April, Roxas attributed his survey decline to his 20-day absence on the campaign trail to be with his twin children, who were born via surrogacy in the US.

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