Saturday, July 23, 2005

Send A Marine To Congress

So came an email from Senator Max Cleland the other day. A special congressional election in SW Ohio has captured the attention of Washington and observers from across the country. Paul Hackett, a Iraqi War veteran and Democrat, is now fighting in arguably the most Republican House District in the state - and he's got a shot at victory! His website is here.

First thing, with the August 2nd special election approaching, act now and make an on-line contribution.

Check out all the news on the race at OH-2 blog and, where activist Tim Tagaris is in Batavia, Ohio and environs covering the historic campaign.

Why is this important? No Democrat has ever represented this part of Ohio in Congress, and dissatisfaction with Ohio's economy, the war in Iraq, and the Republican culture of corruption have Democrats gaining momentum in the fight for solutions.

Consider a road trip down I-75, its just over three hours to OH-2 from Toledo. A win here would have back-breaking impact for us in 2006.


Anonymous Sepp said...

Paul probably has a very good shot at winning. It's not often that a soldier would ever consider running as a democrat and, he could drag a few votes over from ex-soldiers who tend to vote conservative. I also respect the fact that Paul puts his money where his mouth is and practices what he preaches. That alone seperates him from the majority of his democrat counterparts. I'd vote for him.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think I see a bit of a conflict ... you are strongly for Paul Hackett for Congress (as you should be), but you're still linking to his opponent, Jean Schmidt's media strategist, Fritz Wenzel.

Wenzel's blog isn't even there anymore and I think it's probably time to drop the Republican consultant link, don't ya think?

11:36 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

You got me.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Im on the ground here in Brown County where things look good for Hackett. Schmidt has some of the local Republicans upset due to her challenge to State Senator Niehaus in last years primary. So the local Dems are fired up.

11:00 AM  

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