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  •  Mike Turner... (3+ / 0-)
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    rubyr, wishingwell, Amber6541

    I wish I could be hopeful about getting rid of this guy but he remains popular because he is a lying SOB and folks think he's "moderate".  He has gone to bat for Wright-Patterson AFB so he gets credit for that, although the base is a huge area employer and likely not going to shutter anytime soon.
    Many good Democrats have gone after him but with little or no funding from the national party, he outspent them by thousands, plus of course the perks of incumbency help him.

    Think what you are doing today. -Fred Rogers

    by JanL on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:45:26 AM PDT

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    •  People might think differently (0+ / 0-)

      if they know that he voted for shutdown and default.  He only won with 59.5%  in 2012 against a nobody.  I'd imagine if he got a credible opponent who ran a strong campaign and had some money backing them up, that 59.5% winning % would drop like a lead balloon.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:23:17 AM PDT

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      •  Sorry but he didn't run against a "nobody" (4+ / 0-)

        Sharen Neuhardt is as strong and credible a candidate as could possibly be recruited in this district. Any other candidate would have lost by the same. There is no one stronger is this district.

        And "only 59.5%"? It was a 60-37 shellacking. He won in a landslide.

        Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

        by anastasia p on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:11:44 AM PDT

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    •  Mike Turner can't be beaten (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, JanL

      Last year's result proved that. The only way to get rid of him is if he retires like LaTourette. As JanL said, he gets mucho mileage out of his support for Wright-Patterson, the lead issue in any campaign here, and pretends to be a "moderate" as long as you don't look at his voting record (much like LaTourette).

      Last year's race featured a very strong candidate in Sharen Neuhardtm who did raise significant money and did get help from national organizations (we can always quibble about how much more the national party should have helped but remember, they have hundreds of races).

      There probably isn't a better candidate in the district than Neuhardt, we can't really expect the national party to pour enough money in this district to reach parity, especially since the results were much more lopsided than the money disparity would indicate — it's not like Sharen had NO money. But she only got 37% of the vote.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:09:58 AM PDT

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      •  I think you still have to try (0+ / 0-)

        You're right that, given the 2012 election results, the race shouldn't be a major priority, though.

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 11:36:05 AM PDT

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