While Kossacks went to bed with dreams of keeping Delaware's Senate seat in our hands, we had the first gubernatorial debate in the battleground State of Ohio.
Before the event, President Clinton fired up an estimated crowd of 2,000 outside the debate venue while all the GOP did was send ten ORP college interns and had a banner plane fly over. Kasich had no rally before, or apparently, after the debate.
When Governor Strickland attacked John Kasich's personal, corporate involvement in outsourcing Ohio jobs to China, we got our first gaffe of the night:
Roughly two weeks ago, Governor Strickland's campaign began running an ad about Kasich's outsourcing. The GOP has done everything in the book to try to force Strickland to take the ad down--assemblying business leaders (who just HAPPEN to be GOP donors) to attack the Governor for running an ad that attacks an Ohio business, to playing the local editorial boards, etc.
Because the ad is working and the race is tightening again after Kasich and the RGA had been on air most of July and August with no ads from Strickland or the DGA.
Last night, John Kasich told a whopper. He told Ohioans that we haven't lost a single job to China. Even though he sat on a corporate board and signed documents to do just that.