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Whoever this Scott Wharton guy is, I wish him the best of luck.  Does he even realize I got re-elected with 61.6% of the votes in 2012.  Why?  Because I'm Steve Stivers!  Steve Stivers!  That's S-T-I-V-E-R-S!
Ohio's 6th Congressional District isn't an easy district for the Democrats to win.

Nevertheless, Democratic Candidate Scott Wharton is proceeding on with his campaign to unseat two term Republican Congressman Rep. Steve Stivers.

On February 8th, Wharton will be at a house party in Grandview Heights, OH.  Details below:

You're Invited to a House Party!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
1-3 pm

Meet Scott Wharton
15th Congressional District
Democratic Candidate

Refreshments will be served

RSVP by Monday, February 3rd to George & Libby Kalbouss, (614) 487-1531 or e-mail
1370 Wyandotte Rd.
Grandview Heights, OH. 43212
Contributions Welcome

Here's some insight on what provoked Scott Wharton to challenge Rep. Steve Stivers in OH-15:

Scott Wharton, D-Amanda, has filed petitions at the Franklin County Board of Elections to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Upper Arlington, in this fall’s general election for the 15th Congressional District seat.

“Congress exists to solve problems and to get the job done for all Americans. I’m running because by all measures our representation in Washington is failing regular people,” Wharton said.

“Unfortunately, my opponent is in the thick of the dysfunction. While his allies and donors in corporate America profit greatly from today’s economy, too many people back home, here in Ohio, are still feeling the effects of the last recession,” Wharton said.
“What we’ve gotten from Steve Stivers and a do-nothing Congress is partisanship and a government shutdown,” Wharton said.

In addition, the government shutdown has been a key factor in Wharton's criticism of Congressman Stivers:

A focus of Wharton's remarks was on the partial government shutdown last month due to a Republican-led effort to tie funding of the government in its continuing resolution to a defunding of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

While initially supporting this strategy, Stivers eventually voted yes on raising the country's debt ceiling and passing a continuing resolution right as the deadline hit before the United States risked default on paying its bills.

Wharton slammed Stivers for statements alleging no serious damage from the shutdown, "when according to Standard & Poor's, the shutdown cost around $24 billion and 900,000 jobs."

"The Affordable Care Act represents only 1.3 percent of the federal budget next year, meaning the Republicans furloughed thousands of federal employees for a nominal portion of the budget," he said. "Republicans once again put partisan politics over the people they were sent to Washington to represent."

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tough district, not very swingy (0+ / 0-)

    Slimy banking lobbyist Steve Stivers will be hard to beat. Oh-14 is our best hope in Ohio.

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

    by anastasia p on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 04:24:42 PM PST

    •  Well, take into account govt shutdown (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not suggesting all Democratic candidates looking to replace GOP incumbents are going to have an easy time beating them for re-election but I'm sensing more energy for the midterm elections on Democratic side than in even the 2006 midterm elections and any previous midterm season before.  The government shutdown I believe has really put anti-GOP sentiment into a whole new level.  Given this is still January 2014, there's still time to turn the tide for a lot of candidates.

      One reason to be optimistic is that even in OH-08, Democratic Candidate Tom Poetter (running against Boehner) is generating quite a bit of fundraising even in a region I hear is not friendly territory.  Even if he doesn't beat Boehner?  If Poetter is very successful via ActBlue in a deep red district, surely others in other OH races can do the same.  I mean, you've got three Democratic candidates running in OH-02 too.

      One candidate who is not doing the right moves is David Tibbs who is running in OH-12.  He's bad mouthing folks not supporting him on Twitter and that's not a good omen for him to develop a following on Twitter.

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