On the plus side:
- The Plain Dealer turned its back on area congressman Sherrod Brown to endorse DeWine. Key point: "When DeWine votes against his party, he leaves it to move to the center; when Brown does so, he moves to the Democrats' left." Sherrod Brown is too radical for the PD.
- The Cincy Enquirer endorsement is, of course, no surprise.
- The Canton Repository also endorsed DeWine -- I don't have any sense of where that paper would have been expected to come down.
- A mild surprise to me is the Cincy Post endorsement of DeWine -- the remains of what was a pretty decent paper many years ago has leaned left, but Sherrod Brown was a bridge too far. Key sentences: "But the strongest argument for DeWine is DeWine. His isn't a flashy personality. He doesn't light up the room when he walks in, and he's seldom one of the faces you'll see on the Sunday morning news shows. He is, however, a decent, principled, hard-working legislator who has devoted his energies to solid, and often humanitarian, causes."
- The lone dissenter was totally expected: The Blade.
That's eight of nine in the DeWine column that I have posted on in the past two weeks. I don't think Team Brown expected that.