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I did research.
I canvassed.
I phoned.
I met the candidate and like her.
I did multiple daily kos diaries to get her name out and encourage contributions.
I think she is better equipped to beat Rob Portman a rotten "Bushie".
Here's a picture of her in front of the Courage Express.

Jennifer Brunner in front of The Courage Express

"Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."
                  -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  1. Question:  Which U.S. president was the first to push annual federal spending across the one-trillion-dollar mark?

Answer:  Ronald Reagan (Republican), in 1987.1

  1. Question:  Which U.S. president was the first to push annual federal spending across the two-trillion-dollar* mark?

Answer:  George W. Bush (Republican), in 2002.2

  1. Question:  Which U.S. president was the first to push annual spending across the three-trillion-dollar mark?

Answer:  George W. Bush (Republican), in FY2009.3

  1. Question:  During the 57-year period 1948-2005, under which party's presidents was the average annual growth in pre-tax family income greater?

Answer:  The Democratic Party.4

  1. Question:  During the period** 1980-2003, under which party's presidents was the average annual post-tax income growth greater?

Answer:  The Democratic Party.5

  1. Question:  During the 57-year period 1948-2005, under which party's presidents was the average annual unemployment rate higher?

Answer:  The Republican Party (6.26% vs. 4.84% for Democrats).6

  1. Question:  During the 57-year period 1948-2005, under which party's presidents was the average annual growth in the per capita gross national product higher?

Answer:  The Democratic Party (2.78% vs. 1.64% for Republicans).7

  1. Question:  During the 57-year period 1948-2005, under which party's presidents was the average annual inflation rate higher?

Answer:  The average annual inflation rate was almost the same for the two major parties:
3.97% for the Democrats vs. 3.76% for the Republicans.8

  1. Question:  In the almost 80 years since 1929, under which party's presidents was the average annual return on stock-market investments (S&P) greater?

Answer:  The Democratic Party (8.9% per year vs. 0.4% per year under Republicans).9

  1. Question:  Between 1949 and 2004 (inclusive), under which party's presidents did the real value of the minimum wage increase or decrease?

Answer:  The Democratic Party (25 years) -- Minimum wage increased by $4.08 (about +16 cents/year). Republican Party (31 years) -- Minimum wage decreased by $1.93 (about -6 cents/year).10

*  Does not include the additional cost of the Iraq War, which is carried "off the budget."
**  Data on post-tax income has only been available since 1980.
Sources/References.
1, 2, 3.  Budget of the United State Government, 2009: Historical Tables, Table 2.1.

  1.  Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau Historical Income Tables.

Results taken from Unequal Democracy, by Larry M. Bartels (Russell Sage Foundation, NY, 2008), page 32.

  1.  Data obtained from U.S. Census Bureau Historical Income Tables.

Results taken from Unequal Democracy, by Larry M. Bartels (Russell Sage Foundation, NY, 2008), page 56.
6, 7, 8.  Data obtained from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Results taken from Unequal Democracy, by Larry M. Bartels (Russell Sage Foundation, NY, 2008), page 48.

  1.  Tommy McCall (formerly of Money Magazine), "Bulls, Bears, Donkeys and Elephants," New York Times, October 14, 2008.
  1.  Results taken from Unequal Democracy, by Larry M. Bartels (Russell Sage Foundation, NY, 2008), page 240.

Here are some pictures including the "Beers for Brunner" event on April 17, 2010:
This is how I pictured a candidate campaigning...door to door and talking to real people.

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Beers for Brunner crowd

Meet and greet at P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub in the Kamm's Corners neighborhood of Cleveland, hosted by Rep. Mike Foley and Rep. Matt Patten, on April 17th, 2010.

Beers for Brunner on 4-17-2010

TWO DAYS left to campaign for the Ohio Primary. You can still vote by mail by going to your local BOE to cast your vote today.

I voted and if you are registered please vote, LAST day to vote in the OHIO primary is May 4, 2010, that's TOMORROW. It's not too late to make a difference.
UPDATE:

A Message From Mary Ellen Withrow
by Mary Ellen Withrow on 05.02.2010

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has worked tirelessly for all Ohioans, setting tough goals and building consensus to reach them. These qualities will serve her well as Ohio's next US Senator. We have seen the difference strong leadership - the leadership Jennifer offers - can make in building a better Ohio in these tough economic times. Please join me in support of her candidacy for US Senate.

-Mary Ellen Withrow, Former Marion County, Ohio and US Treasurer

Here is her website: Jennifer Brunner

She is also on Facebook: Facebook

She also does Twitter:  Twitter

Have a few bucks: Actblue

Phone banking is really important also: Phonebank

Originally posted to OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:41 AM PDT.

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    •  I support Jennifer Brunner. The real deal who can (10+ / 0-)

      get things done..Jennifer cleaned up Blaaakwells voting debuchery[Dont think that was a walk in the park]. The changes that Jennifer put back in place allowed for actual voting rights and transparency..
      Up close and personal she is even more amazing..Takes the time to actually listen and show concrn..!

      "Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough." Noah Cross - Chinatown

      by LakePipes on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:55:58 AM PDT

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    •  Argh. You would repost the pic of me (3+ / 0-)
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      Exquisite, OHknighty, a2nite

      Now let's see how long  before THIS nice positive diary is taken over by vicious, angry trolls. I am really not getting  why such a strong candidate as Jennifer has been so totally rejected by the "progressive" netroots to the point of launching the kinds of attacks on her we would normally reserve for the likes of John Boehnhead or Glenn Beck.

      Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

      by anastasia p on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:54:51 AM PDT

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      •  I looked for better pictures but alas (0+ / 0-)

        there just aren't that many even on her facebook and flckr pages. It was easier for me to recycle the pictures that I used before.

        I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

        by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 12:12:32 PM PDT

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    •  Statement just released by Brunner campaign (1+ / 0-)
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      OHknighty

      Regarding the smears that she is a "sore loser' who will not "support" Lee Fisher, from her campaign manager David Dettman:

      "Jennifer Brunner has fiercely guarded the independence of the office of Secretary of State.  She has said for months that if she wins the primary she will continue the delegation of authority she signed that shifted some of her responsibility to senior staff. If she loses the primary, she will resume all of her duties and continue to be an impartial secretary of state.

      Jennifer has said all along that she is a Democrat and will continue to be a good Democrat but she has never endorsed in a race or publicly supported or campaigned for any candidate – including President Obama - since she became Ohio’s chief elections official. She has no plans to change that."

      Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

      by anastasia p on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:40:21 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks tipped and rec'ed nt (2+ / 0-)
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      RandomNonviolence, OHknighty

      I volunteer for Jennifer Brunner current SoS running for US Senate from Ohio, and I voted.

      by J Brunner Fan on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:45:07 AM PDT

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  •  Your timing is a bit off (10+ / 0-)

    Daily Kos has now decided they hate her.

    /grumble

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:50:17 AM PDT

  •  Hey, sweetie! (7+ / 0-)

    Tipped and rec'd.

    I got a couple of questions for ya:

    1. That block-quoted list of questions - is that your doing, or something from Brunner's campaign lit?  (And if it's not from her lit, it should be.)
    1. What's your take on the Dayton Daily News report about her refusing to support Fisher if he wins the primary?  I don't know anything about that particular media outlet, but she's always seemed too savvy to me to say or do something so stupid.  Any chance that this is not true, and just an attempt to sandbag her?

    Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

    by Aji on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:51:51 AM PDT

    •  Aji, Yes to question #1 and (4+ / 0-)
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      GN1927, RandomNonviolence, Muzikal203, Aji

      I do not know what she said. I spent a good portion of the day with her this morning. That question did not come up. She did not have anything bad to say about Lee Fisher to anyone she spoke to.

      I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

      by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:57:18 AM PDT

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    •  It's the Top Front Page Story Here Right Now nt (1+ / 0-)
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      OHknighty

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:57:30 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the info Goose nt (0+ / 0-)

        I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

        by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:00:40 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I know. (5+ / 0-)

        That's one reason I asked.  I don't know enough about that particular newspaper to have an opinion, but I've certainly worked with enough candidates over the years who've been, shall we say, misrepresented by unfriendly media outlets.  You know, doing things like, say, reporting that she [jokingly] made a zero with her hand and then omitting entirely that she immediately followed up with a verbal commitment to support him, or some such thing.  Certainly wouldn't be the first time, and I daresay that the media are largely unlikely to be friendly to Brunner.

        Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

        by Aji on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:04:49 AM PDT

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        •  Right, that's why Im going to look at that (4+ / 0-)
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          GN1927, RandomNonviolence, Muzikal203, Aji

          newspaper myself later today. Just don't know, and again, I was with her this morning canvassing at the West Side market and even when a gentleman said something really nasty about Fisher she asked that he not go there.

          This gentleman is very familiar with East side Cleveland/Cuyahoga politics. I thought it was good that she didn't go there even though she could have.

          I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

          by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:16:45 AM PDT

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        •  They aren't exactly "unfriendly" (2+ / 0-)
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          RandomNonviolence, OHknighty

          but the story was misleading. She made it clear she supported Fisher but as SoS did not feel she could WORK for him. Look at the wording. She's going to be at the unity event Wednesday; she committed weeks ago.

          Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

          by anastasia p on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:02:38 AM PDT

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    •  Aji, she hasn't "refused to support" (4+ / 0-)
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      rick, RandomNonviolence, OHknighty, Aji

      Fisher. She said she won't WORK for him because she promised when she ran for SoS not to work for ANY candidate because Blackwell destroyed trust in the office by doing that. (I have a dent on my wall where i threw my receiver after getting a robocall from him in 2004 urging me to vote to "protect traditional marriage.") The Dayton paper chose to write the story in a melodramatic manner. The fact is there is a unity event in Columbus Wednesday and Jennifer committed weeks ago to being there. The entire story is a trumped-up lie. I really makes me sad that this made the FP.

      Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

      by anastasia p on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:01:35 AM PDT

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      •  See, that's what I wanted to know. (1+ / 0-)
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        RandomNonviolence

        There are ways to make responses look like their opposite, and the media have demonstrated their interest in torpedoing progressive campaigns - and she seems too astute to make such a statement, anyway.  But God forbid they should make a distinction between "work for" when she has a professional conflict of interest (can you imagine what hay they'd make of it if she did?!) and "support for" in the general sense.

        Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

        by Aji on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:26:03 AM PDT

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        •  Again, here is the statement (2+ / 0-)
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          RandomNonviolence, OHknighty

          from her campaign manager, responding to the phony smear:

          "Jennifer Brunner has fiercely guarded the independence of the office of Secretary of State.  She has said for months that if she wins the primary she will continue the delegation of authority she signed that shifted some of her responsibility to senior staff. If she loses the primary, she will resume all of her duties and continue to be an impartial secretary of state.

          Jennifer has said all along that she is a Democrat and will continue to be a good Democrat but she has never endorsed in a race or publicly supported or campaigned for any candidate – including President Obama - since she became Ohio’s chief elections official. She has no plans to change that."

          Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate http://www.jenniferbrunner.com

          by anastasia p on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:41:02 AM PDT

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          •  Thanks so much A for clarifying this (1+ / 0-)
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            RandomNonviolence

            issue. It is unfortunate that the front page chose to run this without fact checking. That's why I have not bashed Fisher. I didn't have the facts to go there, and I DO NOT like writing something especially something unfavorable without some kind of research behind it.

            I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

            by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:50:03 AM PDT

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  •  Tipp'd and rec'd (4+ / 0-)
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    Lawrence, Exquisite, OHknighty, Aji

    it's funny we say we want to elect more and better Dems on this site, and yet it's so hard to get Brunner positive recognition. Then I come in this morning and see that BS on the FP.

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    We can't have nice things can we? Because we have to legislate to the craziest and the dumbest among us.
    ~Jon Stewart 4/13/2010
    Also.

    by Muzikal203 on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:07:04 AM PDT

    •  Well, if it's true . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      I do agree that she shouldn't have said it.  

      However . . . .

      Feeling that way would certainly be understandable, considering the behavior of the party leadership and Fisher's backers.  One of those cases where the sin is not in the act, but in the getting caught.  

      And I do think Fisher's a complete tool - and you know who he most reminds me of?  DLC employee Andrew Romanoff, who has become this site's favored Dem in the CO race - never mind that he is not only a card-carrying member of the DLC, but is (or was?) their CO state head.  I don't believe a word that comes out of his mouth, since it's so utterly divorced from everything he's stood for until he suddenly decided that this spot was his due.

      Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

      by Aji on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:12:47 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks so much for stopping by (2+ / 0-)
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      Muzikal203, Aji

      Muzikal. Yeah, it can get discouraging sometimes. Have my next campaign lined up for volunteering tho.

      I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

      by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:18:20 AM PDT

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  •  Gotta go for a bit (1+ / 0-)
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    Aji

    I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

    by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:28:53 AM PDT

  •  tipped and recced (4+ / 0-)

    I, for one, remember exactly how bad the elections were in Ohio prior to Jennifer Brunner becoming SoS.

    She's a veritable hero in my book.

    Good luck! If she wins the primary I'll be helping out with donations and phonebanking.

    •  Thanks so much for stopping by Lawrence (1+ / 0-)
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      RandomNonviolence

      I wasn't here in Ohio, but I watched from afar when Blackwell put Bush, Republican party and himself first.

      Public servant my ass. Completely ridiculous.

      I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

      by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:35:01 AM PDT

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  •  This is war. (2+ / 0-)
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    Exquisite, OHknighty

    Unlike most of the good people here, I AM a frothing psychotic Jennifer Brunner supporter and I am not please AT ALL by the treatment she has been getting.  This diary proves the real deal.

    The United States Senate has lost its political legitmacy and should be abolished.

    by TKLTKL94 on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:52:56 AM PDT

    •  Agreed and glad you could stop (0+ / 0-)

      by. I found out some dirt on Fisher this morning when we were canvassing in the West Side Market with Brunner. Unfortunately, it's too late to research to use.

      Lot's of undecideds out there when I canvassed Saturday.

      I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

      by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:37:03 AM PDT

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  •  Tipped and reccd (1+ / 0-)
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    OHknighty

    in opposition to the gossip on the front page. I hope the establishment gets kicked in the teeth by the underdog.

    •  Thanks so much Exquisite (0+ / 0-)

      I feel the same way that's how I found out about Brunner. Love the underdog!

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you voted or are going to vote tomorrow if you live in Ohio.

      I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

      by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:38:26 AM PDT

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  •  Thanks so much everyone for (1+ / 0-)
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    carolina stargazer

    stopping by. I have to go for the afternoon. Please remember to vote if you have not!

    You can and have made a difference.

    I support Jennifer Brunner, SoS, for U.S. Senate, Ohio, and I voted for her.

    by OHknighty on Mon May 03, 2010 at 12:41:26 PM PDT

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