Check Out the First "Openers" Podcast
This is a significant development in the Ohio political blogosphere. The Cleveland Plain Dealer blog "Openers" has posted the first entry in a new feature -- weekly audio podcasts. This one is an interview by online editor Jean Dubail of political reporter Mark Naymik about Ohio Democratic Party boss Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island).
It's very informative. For example, Naymik says that Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) has made it clear to Redfern, ostensibly his close ally, that Strickland's support for Redfern as party chair is contingent on the latter putting aside his own political ambitions so that he can focus exclusively on the 2008 elections. In other words, no 2008 run at the Ohio Senate seat of term-limited State Sen. Randy Gardner (R).
Give it a listen!