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August 4, 2005
POLITICS: The Republicans are Doomed, I Tell You!

Ricky West says the Democratic excitement over a close special election (which they lost) in Ohio is deja vu from 2002.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:08 AM | Politics 2005 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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I think that election is, in fact, a sign of potential trouble for Republicans in Ohio, but since there are specifically Ohio-related ethical issues involved, I doubt that it is much of a bellweather of the mood of the entire country.

Posted by: Jerry at August 4, 2005 10:10 AM

I think that's right. This appears to have little to do with the national GOP, but possibly a lot to do with the Ohio GOP, which has been frittering away its natural advantages for some time.

Posted by: The Crank at August 4, 2005 12:39 PM

When you have 11 (!) candidates in the primary, you tend not to have a united party for the general election. Bunch of people who would otherwise have voted (and almost certainly will in 2006) sat this one out because their guy/gal wasn't on the ticket.

Posted by: Bob at August 9, 2005 1:37 PM
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