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Friday, February 9, 2007

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!


At February 10, 2007 12:53 PM , Anita's Dad said...

Apparently, Gardner is planning on playing yet ANOTHER round of the GOPer Term Limits TwoStep- by switching AGAIN from Ohio House to Ohio Senate.


If anybody ever tries to defend term limits in the General Assembly, just point them to Gardner and Latta...

What we REALLY need are fairly drawn COMPETITIVE district boundaries.

At February 10, 2007 9:18 PM , Anonymous said...

..sounds like Liberal Lefty Bob Hagan,too.

At February 11, 2007 10:38 AM , Anonymous said...

Pretty surprising that Redfern would consider such a move when ODP has so much work ahead of it. Redfern continues to give the appearance he's only in it for the money, troubling if true.

I also found the comment in the podcast about Redfern working to keep the DNC out of Ohio to be very interesting. ODP needs all the help it can get, this doesn't seem to be the time to turn help away, unless the reason for rejecting them is loyalty to the failed policies of the DLC.


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