Archive for April 2012

November Match Set

April 10, 2012

I guess when faced with a loss in his home state, Rick Santorum finally decided to call it quits.

No matter whether you wanted him to win the nomination, you must admit that he exceeded all expectations and put a scare into the front-runner, Mitt Romney. But that is over now, and it is game on.

After everything settles down here over the next week or two, then it will be interesting to see what the polling shows. Both sides expect it to be a close race in November. Maybe later tonight, time depending, we can look at a Path to 270 for Romney, assuming it will be a 2000 or 2004 style, tight race. Of course, before that happens, we need to figure out what states gained and lost Electoral Votes. We know Ohio lost 2 and Texas gained about 60, but everything in between is a little murky.

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Dispatch: UAW will lobby for ouster of Chris Redfern

April 7, 2012

Ohio’s United Auto Workers union will lobby for the ouster of Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern, The Dispatch has learned. 

Sources said UAW Region 2B president Ken Lortz will send a letter to the state party’s 66-member central committee Monday urging that Redfern be replaced by Lorain County Chairman Anthony Giardini when the committee elects a chairman Wednesday night. 

I guess if the man who beat him in every single state race in 2010, Kevin DeWine, has to go, then Redfern should too.  At least in this case there is a valid reason to get rid of the guy – the party got slaughtered under his leadership and he is running for State Rep.