Monday, February 20, 2006

Ohio 6th up for grabs

For anyone who was really starting to think that the Democrats in Ohio were getting it together the 6th District proves that they are not. This is the seat the Strickland currently holds, and was expected to be a competitive race before the filing deadline. However, it no longer looks competitive based on the fact that the top Democratic candidate, State Senator Charles Wilson, did not get the required number of signatures.

This might not seem that odd when you look at state wide races where they require tons of signatures from every county. However in a Congressional race they require 50 valid signatures. That should mean going to one county's central committee meeting.

That is one more seat in the House, and one more reason why the Democrats will never regain power in Ohio.


Blogger Matt said...

I talked to some people about how this could happen. It turns out that the genius used a map of what the District was before redistricting(6 years ago) and got his signatures from a part of the state that is not even part of the District. This guy just gets stupider and stupider.

How in the hell did he ever get elected to the State Senate?

2/20/2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

I really can't comprehend how people are screwing up petitions like this. It is a pretty simple process (particularly for Congress)...If you cannot get 50 valid signatures I guess you don't deserve to be in Congress.

2/21/2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger Ellis Wyatt said...

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2/21/2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Sorry Wyatt I deleted your comment, I don't know how I did it.

So I read some papers and the final decision will be made on Wednesday, but it looks like he is out of luck. The local Dems are saying he should run as a write in.
If he could get the write in for the primary it wouldn't hurt him too much, but it really is a sign that his campaign is a disaster.

2/21/2006 11:47 AM  

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