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We noticed something curious on the Ohio Democratic Party dinner program Saturday night.  Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was listed as a sponsor of the event, the only elected official listed at the event.

And to add to the subtlty of a County Executive’s sudden interest in making an impression on Democratic activists at the State Convention and Dinner, FitzGerald had folks handing out flier inviting attendees to an after-dinner event for him nearby.  We literally could not walk out of the convention hall without more than one person offering it to us.

Ted Strickland was unable to attend due [...]

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Congratulations, Jennifer Brunner, you’ve now become part of Governor Kasich’s talking points in support of Issue 2:

At the Roundtable [discussing Issue 2], the governor championed the “need to work together to fix the problems in this state,” adding: “No more politics. I don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat. … I don’t care because Ohio is dying and we need to get it healed.” He cited his appointment of Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat and former secretary of state, to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission. [Source: Akron Beacon Journal].

Jennifer Brunner got played by Kasich, just as we [...]

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What happened to Jennifer Brunner?  What happened to the make-no-apologies progressive candidate who was all about “courage?”

At the end of July, Brunner was at the Columbus Athletic Club nodding in agreement to a speech by Governor John Kasich.   She was all too happy to explain her seemingly agreement to Kasich’s speech:

“Not everyone agrees with those changes, but he’s making an effort. You can tell that he cares.” . . .  Kasich is “dedicated to reforming Ohio,” Brunner said.

After many of her followers on her Facebook page asked her what the blue blazes she was doing, [...]

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[Updated @ bottom with Brunner’s response]

This was in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch:

As Gov. John Kasich rattled through his policy agenda during a speech to the Columbus Metropolitan Club yesterday, there was an audience member seated near the stage nodding in agreement.

Former Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat.

“Not everyone agrees with those changes, but he’s making an effort. You can tell that he cares.” . . .  Kasich is “dedicated to reforming Ohio,” Brunner said.

When you read a story and the only thing that your mind creates that makes a news story makes [...]

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Secretary of State Jon Husted recently issued a press release followed by an email to their list a couple of days later about a neat little “Ready 2012 and Beyond” proposal to – well, get ready for the GOP to do electoral battle against Obama and Democrats in 2012.  Duh.  The quoted part does seem like a dog whistle to their brethren who will get the message.  This isn’t about reforming the elections process to instill voter confidence and increase access.  The GOP has proven time and again that they really don’t care much for that.  This is a [...]

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Anastasia thinks so.

He’s got baggage. He’s coated with toxins left over from this year’s Democratic Senate primary, and he should not be pooh-poohing this as unimportant. It killed Ted Strickland’s political career and it could kill his.

Unfortunately, right before the May 2 primary election, Brown released a statement smearing Jennifer Brunner by telling a lie about her: that she had run a negative primary campaign.

This was especially outraging to many grassroots activists because Lee Fisher HAD been running a negative campaign. In the several weeks prior to Sherrod’s statement….

I’m not sure this will stick that [...]

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First things first.  I’m terrible at predicting election results, not gonna deny it.  “If Jennifer Brunner files, she wins,” is a line I must have written a dozen times leading up to the US Senate primary.  I was wrong.  I was banking on Jennifer catching fire online, and she didn’t. One good week of online fundraising might have won her the primary.

Failing to do so is the Brunner campaign’s biggest self-inflicted wound – they left a lot of money on the table, and let a lot of us down.   I still have no good answer for this [...]

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We’re entering Rob Burch futility here.  It’s worth transcribing, with asides in parentheses, to show just how polar opposite this ad is to Lee’s entire rationale for being our nominee for US Senate instead of Jennifer Brunner.

I’m Lee Fisher.  Pay very close attention to this ad, cuz you’re not gonna see it too many times. (This is your first ad in the entire general election, Lee.  I’m paying real close attention.)

My campaign just doesn’t have millions of dollars to run lots of ads (Why not?  You said you would.  It was your entire primary campaign.), no scary [...]

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Kumbaya!  The world after a tough primary fight can look a bit difficult for the losing side, yes.  Especially if you’re the guy who was the loudest blogger for the losing side.  So you’ve all probably noticed a little Plund-awkwardness here from my end.  Aside from becoming insanely busy with work and running for office, I’m finding it hard to blog about the Senate race.

But as you all know, I like nothing better than a philosophical argument of existential proportion, and this summer and fall in Ohio, thanks to BP and Lehman Brothers, we have that argument.  Ted Strickland [...]

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The Columbus Dispatch reports that there’s a good chance that more primary voters voted early in Cuyahoga and Franklin counties that will actually vote today.

We know that the Brunner campaign made a strategic decision to bank as many early votes as possible before there was movement in the polls.

I’ve been told by numerous sources, and can find little evidence to the contrary, that Fisher has not done much to promote or track early voters by his supporters beyond a text message to vote early and a few mentions in e-mails on the website(which I got yesterday.  [...]

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Awesome.? BTW, this is the video I watched before heading out to campaign at polling places today.? Thanks Jennifer, for doing this campaign the right way.

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