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Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Ohio 2nd is good news for Democrats
Yesterday there was a special election in Ohio's 2nd district to replace a Congressman who moved into the Bush administration. OH-2 is an extremely Republican-heavy district - in 2004 the Democrat lost by 44 points - but yesterday a Democrat Iraq veteran, Paul Hackett, came within 4 points of a huge upset, signifying the change that's going on in places like Ohio right now where people are realizing that Republicans can't be trusted.
Political analyst Charlie Cook noted:
If Schmidt's victory margin is in double digits, this tells us that there is not much of an anti-GOP wind in Ohio right now. If the margin is say six to nine points for Schmidt, then there is a wind, but certainly no hurricane. A Schmidt win of less than five points should be a very serious warning sign for Ohio Republicans that something is very, very wrong, while a Hackett victory would be a devastating blow to the Ohio GOP.
2006 is going to be a great year - getting married, going to Ireland, and perhaps taking back the House and Senate.