Tuesday, May 02, 2006

OH-13: It's Foltin vs. Sutton (89% reporting)

Republicans
Craig Foltin: 10,152 (38%)
David McGrew: 6,321 (23%)
Joe Ortega III: 5,289 (19%)
Paul S. Burtzlaff: 3,505 (13%)
C. J. DeLorean: 1,923 (7%)

Democrats
Betty Sutton: 18,688 (31%)
Capri Cafaro: 15,256 (25%)
Tom Sawyer: 13,739 (22%)
Gary Kucinich: 7,855 (13%)
Bill Grace: 3,326 (5%)
Michael Lyons: 933 (2%)
John Wolfe: 871 (1%)
Norbert Dennerll: 410 (1%)

I know that this District's going to stay blue, but at this point we can only hope that the GOP Machine wakes up.

It used to be that you could shrug off Republican losses here by blaming Sherrod Brown's war chest and name recognition. This time around, the Republican Party overwhelmingly racked up endorsements for Craig Foltin, so the name recognition excuse is gone.

Watch and see if our party really funds Foltin well in the general election race. They no longer have Sherrod Brown's war chest to complain about. If the GOP doesn't push gobs of money to Foltin's campaign, you can bet it'll be a tacit admission that their RINO candidate is destined for the business end of Betty Sutton's steamroller. If the party does help Foltin, it only means that their collision with reality has been delayed until November.

Alas, poor Capri. We hardly knew ye.

1 comment:

Andy In Cleveland said...

Cuyahoga county has some results up. The GUI is really crummy, but here are some key races. Note that Petro didn't clobber Blackwell like he should have in his own back yard.

Republican Governor and Lieutenant Governor
583 of 1434 precincts reported (does not include absentee ballots)
J.KENNETH BLACKWELL 7414

JIM PETRO and JOY PA 9966


Republican Secretary of State
583 of 1434 precincts reported (does not include absentee ballots)
GREG HARTMANN 5090


Republican Treasurer of State
583 of 1434 precincts reported (does not include absentee ballots)
JENNETTE B. BRADLEY 6104

SANDRA OBRIEN 6681