Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Brown Won't Seek Senate

Rep. Sherrod Brown posted one hour ago on his blog GrowOhio.org that he will seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, not run for the U.S. Senate next year against Sen. Mike DeWine (R).

Interesting use of a blog to communicate with the netroots ahead of the MSM, and interesting timing considering what the Ohio GOP is grappling with today. The guys at the DSCC won't be happy.

And by the way, what's up with the Flannery for Governor mailing that hit today?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Flannery, wow. Follow his logic - John Gilligan went to Notre Dame, Dick Celeste was out of office for four years before being elected, so therefore as a Notre Dame grad and from Lakewood where Celeste is from, I should be Governor.

Maybe I haven't seen Rudy enough times, but does Notre Dame football really mean anything in a state with big job losses and rife with scandal??

10:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

Alot of people especially on Kos were angry about his decision. I can see both sides of it. While I'd like to see new faces and of course more independents, I can also see that with seniority in the House there is the potential to be able to do more than as a freshman Senator.

Some are suggesting Hackett as well as Marcy's name coming up. Not sure how I feel about that, but there's the latest blog scuttlebutt for you.

:-)

10:16 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Love that Marcy. She'd be great in the Senate, as Governor, or as the leader on the Armed Services Appropriations Subcommittee - the post she currently holds.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

I've often felt Marcy could have gone farther, however it seems she feels she is making an important contribution where she is. Which she has.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Your right.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Steve Fought said...

I'm not sure that the eventual Democratic nominees have even declared yet.

This is an historic year--no doubt--and a lot of Democrats are sizing up the situation.

In some respects, Sherrod Brown taking a powder is the starting gun for the 2006 campaign.

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Draft Jenna said...

Sherrod Brown is all hat, no cattle.

7:12 PM  

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