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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

OH-Sen: DSCC Wants Hackett?

Posted by DavidNYC

Could it be? Seems like it might be! This could be a very exciting race if Hackett jumps in. From The Hill:

Democratic leaders in Washington are aggressively courting Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett to challenge Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) next year.

Democratic National Committee leaders were expected to meet with Hackett yesterday in Washington. So, too, was Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), has called Hackett more than once in the past few weeks to sound him out about a run in 2006.

Members of Ohio's congressional delegation also have urged Hackett to run or, at least, spoken with him about the race. JoAnna Kuebler, communications director for Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who had been touted as a possible Senate contender himself, said Brown and Hackett had discussed the "incompetence and corruption" that, she said, stems from one-party rule - in Columbus, Ohio, where Republicans control the state government, and in Washington.

"Senator Hackett, it's got a nice ring to it," Hackett said in a recent interview.

It sure as hell does, Major, it sure as hell does.

Posted at 11:27 PM in Ohio | Technorati