What is the different between saying "she went on to lose" and just "she lost"?
"She went on to lose" in this context means that even though Meisenheimer won the card drawing and continued campaigning, she ended up losing the election in the end. If he just said "she lost" it would imply that she would have just lost the card drawing and not the election. A more proper way to state this would be "despite winning the card drawing, she went on to lose the election."
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