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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Ohio Gov: Ted Stickland Out - Sherrod Brown In

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Yes! Yes! Yes! Possibly my favorite politician, period!

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland of Lucasville said Tuesday he will not seek the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor in 2006.

Strickland called other potential Democratic candidates "highly qualified," but said his favored candidate would be U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown.

Among other Democrats still considering whether to run are Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, State Sen. Eric Fingerhut, former Attorney General Lee Fisher and television and radio host Jerry Springer.

Posted at 03:05 PM in 2006 Elections - State, Ohio | Technorati


A radio program I heard recently implied that Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell is considering a run for governor. Is it true? Say it isn't so!

The same program (on Air America) said that President Bush sent a letter to the Ohio Supreme court asking them not to hear a case before them regarding the recent elections. Is this one true? Does anyone have any information about this? If true, "inappropriate" is a gross understatement.

Posted by: WisVoter at January 19, 2005 09:59 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Yes. Kenneth Blackwell is running for governor. He has already sent out fundraising letters and leads in early polling among Republican candidates.

As for the Bush letter to the Ohio Supreme Court, I have no idea. I didn't follow the election integrity issue as closely as many.


Posted by: Tim T. at January 19, 2005 10:09 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Personally I'd rather see him running for the Senate seat and Mayor Coleman running for Governor. But these are just my initial impressions about what would work best for these specific battlegrounds.

Posted by: Chris Baker at January 19, 2005 11:00 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I just want him to run, period. Governor, senator, president -- I don't care. Anything a step up from US House. He is playing in the minors when he is a major league player.

I actually like him for senate as well -- but he was Sec. of State, so he has those roots.


Posted by: Tim T. at January 19, 2005 12:14 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I preferred Strickland over Sherrod Brown, but Sherrod has run statewide before and if he can win Strickland's district then he will be the next Governor of Ohio.

Posted by: pc at January 23, 2005 08:26 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment