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Friday, September 28, 2007

OH-5: Nine File for Special Primary Elections

Today was the final day for filing election petitions in Wood County for the November 6th special primary elections in the 5th Ohio Congressional District. Subject to verification of petition signatures, the candidate list looks like this (h/t CQ Politics):I received an email earlier today from a reliable source indicating that Sandusky County Commissioner Brad Smith (R-Fremont), who was widely regarded as a strong potential candidate from the eastern reaches of the district, decided against running at the eleventh hour. Smith was not convinced that he had a serious chance of success and is unwilling to play the spoiler or be a pawn. Reportedly he does have future political ambitions, and does not want to do anything to jeopardize his reputation as a sincere public servant.

UPDATE: Thanks to a reader and a commenter for directing me to this interview of Dr. Campbell.

3 Comments:

At September 28, 2007 7:21 PM , Anonymous said...

The Sentinel-Tribune has an interview with Dr. Campbell available here

 
At September 29, 2007 11:42 AM , Yer Faithful servant said...

The most interesting question is whether or not any of these more unusual candidates will file the necessary paperwork with the FEC which will allow them to raise and spend any money.

The FEC has posted special rules (of course, you expected that right?) regarding this election:

Available here >>>

 
At September 29, 2007 12:05 PM , Jeff said...

Thanks, both of you, for the helpful information!

 

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