released three battleground state polls this morning showing Obama slightly ahead in Ohio and Florida (within the margin of error) and holding a substantial lead in Pennsylvania. Read the poll results here.
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Go ahead and cross Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio off the list of possible Vice-Presidential candidates for Senator Obama. Governor Strickland was profiled today on NPR’s All Things Considered and spoke unequivocally about his feelings when it comes to the veep spot.
“Absolutely not. If drafted I will not run, nominated I will not accept and if elected I will not serve.”
This quote says it all. Hillary Clinton must win Ohio and Texas.
“If she wins Texas and Ohio I think she will be the nominee; if you don’t then I don’t think she can.”
– Bill Clinton, quoted by ABC News, on Sen. Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
Openers blog, the political blog for the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich will drop out of the race for the White House.
Here is video of the announcement.
For more coverage of Dennis Kucinich, go to the Openers blog.
While most politicians cite “spending more time with their family” as the reason why they give up their political aspirations, in Dennis’s case, spending more time with his wife probably is (and should be) the actual reason. Oh, how I miss the sites in New Hampshire.
Rep. “Mean” Jean Schmidt (R-OH) is one of the most horrible politicians in America. Based on this statement, it doesn’t seem that she respects our brave troops and our veterans at all. She needs to be defeated in 2008!
Check out her latest tirade on the scandal at Walter Reed Medical Scandal. Sick.
From Political Wire:
“I found the situation at Walter Reed to be overblown by both politicians and the media.”
– Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), quoted by the Cincinnati Enquirer, on the living conditions at one of the nation’s main facilities for treating veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
where it will be announced shortly that the race for Congress in the OH-15 between Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) and Deborah Pryce (R-OH) will be thrown into an automatic recount. This recount is mandated by Ohio law and any claims by Pryce of victory are both premature and false. As it stands, there is a 1,054 differential, or less than .05% in votes between the two candidates. There have been allegations of human error in the original count. Overseeing this recount will be Ohio’s Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell. This is a very bad thing. More on this important race later. Update: Columbus Dispatch has the story.
After being shutout for every statewide office three consecutive election cycles in a row, the once-moribund Ohio Democratic Party is not only alive, but thriving.
Congressman Sherrod Brown easily defeated incumbent Republican Mike DeWine for U.S. Senate, and Ohio elected Ted Strickland its first Democratic governor in sixteen years in an enormous landslide. Democrat Marc Dann also defeated a giant in Ohio Republican politics, Betty Montgomery, to become Ohio’s first Democratic top cop in twelve years. After a decade of Republican scandal, Dann’s oversight is sorely needed.
In a huge victory, Ohioans also chose Democrat Jennifer Brunner to be the next Secretary of State. You can listen to Jennifer Brunner’s candidate interview with DoubleSpeak here. This means the 2008 presidential election will be conducted without the disenfranchisement and dirty tricks gubernatorial loser Ken Blackwell played with the job against John Kerry in 2004. The Secretary of State is a key official in Ohio as one of 5 members of the Ohio Apportionment Board. This board does Ohio’s Congressional and state legislative redistricting every ten years, and is composed of the Governor, Auditor, Secretary of State, and one legislator of each party. Republican State Representative Mary Taylor squeaked out a victory in the State Auditor’s race, so if redistricting were done today, Democrats would have a 3-2 edge and perhaps be able to undo some of the damage of Republican gerrymandering after the 2000 Census.
Yesterday proved Ohio is very much a purple state that will be hotly contested again in the 2008 presidential election. Democrats are much better prepared to win Ohio in 2008 with Governor Ted Strickland and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner leading the charge.
By: Alex Madorsky
will stay open until 10 PM based on a federal court ruling due to voting irregularities. Lou Dobbs is reporting live on CNN and there are problems everywhere. Also: “Chaos” in Denver.
Exit polls mean nothing at this point, so these exit numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. But…here they are.
From Political Wire:
CNN reports corruption was the number most important issue to voters who responded to exit surveys. Early Senate numbers (uncomfirmed and with caveats):
Democrats are leading in Rhode Island (+7), Virginia (+7), Pennsylvania (+15), Ohio (+14), New Jersey (+8), Montana (+9), Missouri (+2).
Republicans are leading in Tennessee (+4) and Arizona (+4).