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  •  Mike Turner is probably invulnerable (3+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541, janinsanfran, emops

    We lost overwhelming in 2012 with an outstanding candidate who raised money, campaigned tirelessly, and was probably the very best recruit we could expect in this district. There were redistricting factors — he got new territory he'd never run in before, much of it was her home area — that should have been in our favor. But the result was lopsided. There's probably no getting  a better candidate than Sharen Neuhardt. Turner winning more than 60% of the vote and Sharen not even breaking 40% was so disappointing.

    Turner, like the now-retired LaTourette in Oh-14, is inexplicably bulletproof. He manages to have a moderate image with a hardcore conservative voting record. Plus Montgomery County (Dayton), the core of the district, although very urban, has turnout issues. It is one of the hardest places in Ohio to get Democrats to vote.

    Our swing district — our only one — is Oh-14 where LaTourette's inexplicable popularity caused the mapmakers to no be so diligent in protecting GOP advantage. LaTourette unexpectedly retired after the maps were in place. His successor David Joyce voted yes. He's extremely vulnerable.

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

    by anastasia p on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:03:23 AM PDT

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