It did not takew long since Debra Pryce's retirement announcement to watch this race shpae up. On our side, of course, we have Mary Jo Kilroy makig another run at the seat in what we thought was going to be another epic fight in Central Ohio. Now, it appears that the Republicans have their man in former State Attorney General Jim Ptro. But according to Buckeye State Blog, he was not very decisive about it.
Earlier today I reported that the Franklin County GOP had approached Jim Petro with an offer to run for Congresswoman Deb Pryce's seat in OH-15. I also reported that Jim Petro had turned down the Franklin County GOPers.
Well, word has trickled down to me now that Jim Petro has CHANGED HIS MIND! Originally he told Doug Preisse "No" on the offer, but hours later recanted and agreed to run. Sounds like a real champ dedicated to this race.
I don't know a lot about the guy other than his heated primary for Governor for Ken Blackwell and that he is part of the state party's "moderate" wing. So, I am asking anyone, especially Ohio kossacks, to help us out. What do we know about the guy? Was he tied to Coigate? Any other controversies? It's time to know our opponents.